Thursday, May 9, 2013

Another Piece of Big Equipment

5/9/13 Noodler's Lexington Grey ink, watercolor, Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook
Whenever I go to my weekly class at Green Lake Yogalife, I have to encounter a huge construction project in progress at Northeast 72nd and Fifth Northeast. Part of it is going to be a new PCC store, scheduled to open next year. I don’t know what all the rest is going to be – maybe more condos and "mixed use" buildings. 
The traffic impediment is a nuisance, but I have to admit I’m always fascinated by that orange crane that swings so smoothly and relatively quietly across the sky. I found a good place to stand where I could see most of the crane, and as soon as I roughed in its lines, I heard a humming sound, and its long arm swung over my head – amazingly fast.
(I seem to be on a construction and heavy equipment roll lately. Or maybe the sight of big machines is so unavoidable in the urban landscape that I’m just going with it.)

1 comment:

  1. Nice sketch, Tina. I look at these cranes almost daily and while I've said, "I need to sketch one of those", I've yet to do so. Maybe you've provided the inspiration to push me to finally do it.

    Cheers --- Larry


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