Tunnel Book: Looking East

Watercolor, tempera, string, on a wood base with a plexiglass cover, 2019. 14″ x 19″ x 8.5″ deep. (See blog for more detail.)  Read More

Tunnel Books

Tunnel books originated in the 1700’s and were inspired by stage sets. However, its name has a surprising source. In England, this form of book was used extensively to advertise the newly built tunnel that went under the Thames River. The tunnel itself was a joke. It had cost more than 500,000 pounds (a considerable amount) and construction was slow, having been suspended for eight years following the death of six laborers. By the time the tunnel... Read More

The Bridge Project, On Location Part 2

All of these images were begun on location; a couple were completed in the studio. They are larger than the painted studies, roughly 20″ x 30″. Materials used include charcoal, tempera, cray pas, and Inktense.  Read More

The Bridge Project, On Location

These are small drawings and paintings done on location at the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project throughout 2018 and 2019. Materials used include tempera, watercolor, walnut ink, Inktense, pastel, and charcoal. See the blog for more information about the project.  Read More

The Bridge Project, 2017

This was my first image of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, completed in 2017 before I had greater on-site access. I completed two small studies in watercolor on location, and from them created the final image in the studio. Old and New Bridges at the Harbor, tempera and pastel. 20″ x 25″  Read More

The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

I have been documenting the progress of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in Long Beach for over two years in observational landscape paintings. I was motivated by the powerful and complex images in the Port, and the historical significance of this construction. My work has focused on the linear qualities of the landscapes and the geometric shapes. Composition is an important component. It can be overwhelming. An artist must edit,... Read More