Thursday, August 6, 2015

Clouds Over Gas Works

8/6/15 inks, brush pen, water-soluble colored pencils

As much as I go on about the virtues of sunshine and the intense shadows and colors it brings, I can also say a lot for clouds – especially when there’s enough space between them to let the shadows through.

This morning at Gas Works Park, where I sketched this same view from the top of Kite Hill a little more than a year ago, the breeze was strong (as you might guess it would be on a spot called Kite Hill). As the sun played hide-and-seek behind piles of cumulus, I was afraid I’d miss those stark shadows of the Gas Works if it ducked away for too long. Suddenly the sun appeared, so I quickly sketched the shadows first.

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