Large Paintings


Some of Hamilton's best paintings are his biggest, many at 80" X 96," of which he chose eight to fill his octagon gallery each summer. There the rich beauty of his colors would slowly emerge from their dark backgrounds, under the natural light from above. Some of them were segmented tableaus with strange characters performing. Others were odd faces glimpsed through the windows of a passing train. Hamilton remained fascinated by trains, ever since his boyhood observations in Seneca Falls, New York.