"For all things quickly fade and turn to fable, and quickly, too, utter oblivion covers them like sand." Marcus Aurelius
Friday, March 30, 2007
Elm Park Bridge oil 16.5 x 19.8 cm (6.5" x 7.75")■
This is a pedestrian bridge in Winnipeg, which was probably built for a railway. It crosses the Red River. There's a popular outdoor ice cream place on the other side of the river, the Bridge Drive-In, or BDI, which has already opened for the season despite the snow.
I don't often post photographs, but it hasn't been a good week for drawing.
I took this photo Monday night while returning from a drawing session. There's nothing special about the photo. Its' darkness and abstraction appeal to me. My apologies to David Maisel and other photographers whose work it might resemble.
This is a view of the Red River, about 20 kilometers north of Winnipeg, from River Road. The road, which follows the river, can be seen as a white line in the distance. It's a quiet road - a beautiful road for cycling.
This was once an image of a hill, an image of a painting of a hill I did a month or so ago. I destroyed the painting. It was just not very good, and you can see what has happened digitally to the original image.
Two posts today of a drawing done in graphite and ink.The photograph, taken for the post, had an overall greyish cast, which, because of my computer incompetence and perhaps because I am using quite an early version of Photoshop, I was only able to get rid of by increasing the contrast. Some of the subtlety of the drawing is lost in doing this. The original photograph is posted below to give you some idea of the original drawing, although bear in mind that the drawing is on bright white paper.
Red and Black graphite and pastel 30.5 x 47.5 cm (12" x 18")
Ok, ok, so maybe the title was stolen from Stendal. But better, "Red and Black", than "Woman Reclining No. 11", or some such. Well, maybe not. How about, "Red and Black Woman Reclining"? Or better yet, "Woman with Red Blotches Reclining on a Black Thing"?