Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Icy Blue

"Blue Skyscraper(w/crane)"
oil on panel, 2009
5" x 3.5" (12.7cm x 8.89cm)
private collection

A building in downtown LA near the end of it's construction, rising into the icy blue. This image shows the crane still in place. The yellow band at the top is part of it's construction and doesn't show after the building is finished.

Although I don't know if one was used here, sometimes you will see what is called a 'peri wall', which serves as a safety barrier for both the workers on top and pedestrians below. The wall is actually a device that climbs the outside of the skyscraper as each floor is added.

Technology is pretty amazing, and this serves as a nod to the engineers who dream this stuff up.50
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  1. Is this painting at a gallery?

    Russell Hill

  2. Russel,
    Thank you for your interest in this painting. This one is already in a private collection.


  3. David J Teter...I was doing a Google Image Search for the Gerald Desmond Bridge (which I can see from my window in Long Beach) and found your painting. I loved it so much I printed it out (in black and white) and hung it up here at work. Your work is gorgeous!

    1. Burky, thank you.
      It won't be there much longer. As you may know it is being replaced. I need to paint some others of it before it disappears.
      How great you can see it from your window.
      Thanks for your visit and comment.