Tuesday, December 7, 2010


"Harbor Line #50 Crossing"   SOLD
oil on panel, 2010
5"x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

The older #50 from my "Pacific Harbor Line " series. Shown here at a crossroads. Though outdated by technology and being replaced by the newer low emission models, it's still operating.

Placed in the center of the composition, a potentially boring design, but made to work by the dark tree at left and the line of power poles.
The other reason is to place it at the center of a subtle compositional X, formed by tracks, road and cloud shapes, marking it's eventual work stoppage, the sweeping lines of the wires leading the way.

Nostalgic maybe, but not sentimental. A reason I like industrial subjects. They represent hard work, without regret, then step aside for the next generation.91

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  1. i really love the colors in this. something very calming and earthy about it.

    thanks for the comment on my blog - i WISH i could say i were doing it for a living... ask me again in two years :P

  2. Thanks Alice,
    I appreciate hearing others responses. I find it a calming and earthy subject... like nostalgia without over-sentimentalization.

    There is plenty calmness and earthiness (comfort) in your photos. I think I will ask you again before two years though, thats how good your work is.