Thursday, November 25, 2010

Destination Sign

I thought I would post another older image that I completed. This painting is of a destination sign lying crumpled on the floor of a Brill trolley. It is one of my favourite images; I have already painted two versions of it, and someday may do a third. I love, love, love painting type, so I guess that is why I enjoyed painting this one so much.

Ink and coloured pencil on paper.

Painting #3 – Bus 2271

I have completed the third painting in my series on the Brill trolleys. This painting was done on the 48 x 24 inch remainder of a larger piece of plywood from which the other two paintings were completed. This is  from one of the photos that my friend Rick took, and has a different feel to it because the sky was clear on the day he took it.

Tomorrow I am planning on buying more plywood to complete the next three paintings in the series. I would love to start on the next painting tonight, but unfortunately, the hardware stores are all closed. One of the drawbacks of being a night owl I guess.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Painting #2 – Bus 2282

Well, three weeks have passed and I finally have finished my second painting in the Brill series. I procrastinated quite a bit, but today I buckled down and worked on it all day. I like the juxtaposition of the weedy branches with the sharper edges of the bus; that was the main reason I chose to paint this image.

48 x 36 inches
Acrylic on wood

In this posting I would like to make public my appreciation to a retired BC Transit driver named Rick, who kindly supplied me with more bus photographs than I could possibly paint in the next decade. Some of them are of these same trolley buses, but at an older date when they were in a little bit (but not much) better shape. It will make the series much stronger having such a wide range of images to choose from, so thank you Rick.