Wednesday, September 8, 2010
bittersweet sunset off Chain Bridge
Last night, on my return trip from Dr. Joe, I decided to park by the bridge and battle the rush hour on the bridge. Chain bridge is one of the main commuter connections between DC and Virginia. Yes, there is a sidewalk, the problem being is - the sidewalk is widely used by cyclists as a commuter route...making it a very small space. The goal was to only paint what was necessary. Unlike Chinese landscape painters, the creation of a very specific light is my goal. This is the time before sunset, a slightly bittersweet time. Attention to edge, neutral colors and large shapes reading from afar were my other goals.