This one is coming along fairly well. Lots to do yet…
Adding the Decking to the Structure
This structure is based on a section of the former Grassypoint Bridge which linked Superior, WI with Duluth, MN. Its orientation and size relative to the 48″x48″ canvas is based on areal photos of bombed Cologne Germany at the end of WWII, specifically the ruined train station near the cathedral. Ultimately, destruction and the rebuilding process is the main concern of this project.
New Structure for a New Painting
Still a lot of work ahead, but lots of progress made these past two days.
Beginning New Work
I continue my interest in specific structures set against the painted surface. Here we have the pilings of what will eventually be a bridge.
Lots of progress made, but work continues on the current project (tentatively titled Solanus), with lots of refining ahead.
The basics are complete and the structure as well as the painted portion of the work are moving along quickly.
Creating the Vault
Currently working on the vault of the structure of the current painting. Very challenging, but after much experimentation I’ve settled on using 1/8″ thick MDF material over 1/2 a cardboard roll to recreate the tiled roof. The tiles in this case are cut to 3/8 inches square with a 12 degree bevel to ensure a somewhat tight fit. Once fitted, I’ll sand the tiles smooth and paint them to match the plaster sides.
Working on the Structure
For the current painting, I’m recreating a portion of the Globe Elevator in Superior, Wisconsin. More as this develops.
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