May 2, 2011


30cm x 40cm, oil pastel on craft paper
Inspired by the photo of some South American town where the tram track was put at very narrow street. So the inhabitants of the houses could sell fruits and vegetables directly to the passengers of slowly moving tram. And the products were places on the ground near the track. Amazing world.
It was fun to draw in oil pastels, crazy colors. Oh, the train is smiling...


  1. Tu-tuuu here I come... yes , funny world, but i like this oil pastel, very colorful and happy.

  2. I saw in television in a service related to a train that just passed so close to the market and sellers close the curtains and attach themselves to the walls to let the train pass!
    Good job, nice and funny!
    I wish you a happy week!

    Ciao Irina!

  3. I love this painting, as usual.

    Perhaps the town is Agua Calientes. It is the town at the base of Machu Picchu in Peru. Tourists arrive by train. The vendors stalls are so close to the train tracks that when the trains go past people have to retreat into the stalls. Tourists walk down the tracks to shop, and the shop keepers' children play on the tracks, scurrying into stalls when the trains approach.

  4. I should have mentioned that Agua Calientes means hot water in Spanish.

  5. Colorful and funny painting, I love it!

  6. Lovely painting, Irina! I love the smiling train!

  7. The train is smiling and so am I! I love this.

  8. Asombroso! Me gusta la técnica usada. Un saludo

    Amazing! I like the technique used. Greetings

  9. Irina fantastic, I loved the colors, composition and technique.
    The train is really smiling, but who would not smile for you?
    A big hug

  10. I love this train bright and colorful!. Smiles and it also reflects your good sense of humor, Irina. This has made me happier day!

  11. Way to go with the colors, Irina. This works so well!

  12. I wish I could think like you.. I could never have dealt with this subject so colorfully and uniquely as you have done.. beautiful Irina!

  13. Jane, it is same "tu-tuu" in Russian, funny.
    Franz, I am not sure I would be glad to have so close "neighbor"))
    Dave, thank you. Aqua Calientes. Sounds so beautiful.
    Silvia, thank you!
    Thank you, Judy!
    Judy, I am so glad.
    J.Carlos, thank you!
    Nil, big hug to you, too!
    Carmen, I am so so glad.
    Casey, I put so much effort into colors, thank you for mentioning. Though the whole painting looks so childish, I am really satisfied with colors here.
    Padmaja, thank you, friend!

  14. Dear Irina,
    I love this happy painting. That's the spirit to enjoy drawing!! I use oil pastels, sometimes. Personally, I do not know a difference between crayons and oil pastels... really, seriouslyʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ .
    Cheers, Sadami


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