Monday, May 2, 2011

"San Francisco" and Spokane

"San Francisco"
Acrylic on canvas  30" x 40" 2009

Above, a painting that evokes sky, water, bridges and structures.
Below, images from my recent trip to Spokane, Washington.


Woven "mega mesh" structure built for the 1974 Word's Fair in Spokane.
And at the very top of it--just barely visible in the photo--an Osprey nest!

A tree....with interwoven branches.

Close-up of a lovely sidewalk drainage grate.

Gondolas making their way in the mist across the deafening Spokane River Falls.

By contrast....stones to contemplate, beside the smallest of quiet pools in the
Japanese Garden at Manito Park.

Have a wonderful week!


Angelina Fong Designs said...

I'm really feeling that painting. I love that the abstract way in which you captured San Francisco and the cool, calming color palette you used.

Kristen Donegan said...

Beautiful painting and inspiration to go with it! the gondolas look like scary fun!

Helmi said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
grt, Helmi

em said...

i like the way you have the gondola photo and then the garden shot... those two landscapes have such different scales, and yet so much in common. it took me a while to adjust from one to the other... i really liked the comparison, and those of your work, the bridge, tree, etc. very nice post!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi All -- So nice to find your comments!

Angelina, It's nice to hear your thoughts about the painting since you are in the San Francisco area.

Kristen, Thank you! And the gondolas looked more like "scary" than "fun". That volume of water rumbling through that canyon was awesome!....

Hi Helmi....So nice to hear from you! Thanks so much for your comments!

Hi Em, You totally got the scale thing. And actually, I had orginally included a photo of the very intimate, manmade waterfall that was the focal point of that Japanese garden for that very reason: contrast of scale. But then I decided that the composition of the photo and the colors didn't tie together with the other photos. Kudos to you for catching the nuance!