Sunday, February 3, 2013

Interior Blight

"Interior Blight"
watercolor on paper, 2012
6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)
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This was done from a visit to the Cajon pass to chase trains, one of those accidental discoveries. It's an old barn which looked like it had functioned as different kinds of business's over the years. It was boarded up, broken into, and now is a dumping ground for the people too lazy to haul their discards to the dump. Eventually the roof will collapse, swallowing up the interior and all its illicit cast offs.

I had to resist any natural inclination to tighten-up the painting, allowing the looser less controlled approach to hint at the litter without really defining anything. It is about its blighted condition.
I made sure to indicate enough of the interior structure, the ceiling joists, to make it recognizable.205

I did a drawing of the outside seen here.


  1. Great art here David! "Blight is Beautiful!"
    Glad you kept it loose! A perfect amount of beautiful chaos and exciting brush strokes! Matched with just the right dose of realism! Nice use of the medium! Great job!
    Your quite cold Northeast Coast Art Buddy!

  2. Thanks Michael,
    This is a bit different than my usual. I find working loose a challenge and thus frustrating. Must continue practice.
    My intention was to allow the looseness to communicate the chaotic mess...
    Keep painting...
    Your slightly warmer Southwest Art Buddy...