Friday, April 25, 2014

Catalina Pacific Concrete - Ruins Study 12

"Catalina Pacific Concrete - Ruins Study 12"
watercolor on paper, 2014
7¾"  x 5¾" (14.605cm x 19.685cm)
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This, like the previous study focuses more on the rubble but also I pushed the color, exaggerating the warms and cools.

The chunks of concrete and broken edges of concrete walls, (and the ambiguous shaped torn metal tanks in the background), are painted in that pale blue while the weathered surfaces are warm gray-greens, yellow ochres and rusty sienna's.
This is akin to painting a tree for example that has been split open, revealing its clean color on the inside against the weathered surface of its bark.281


  1. these studies are really wonderful david!

    1. Thank you Suzanne,
      I am really fascinated by the whole thing and its parallels to ruins from art history. Hopefully I can get others (non-artists) to see the same.
      Keep painting...