Nearly completed the trestle, March 27, 2010

West Arlington, Texas Union Pacific trestle

School has been more demanding than usual this week.  It’s been impossible to get any quality work done on watercolor, and I’ve been lucky to concentrate for more than 10 minutes at a time.  I don’t work too well if I’m not afforded at least an hour uninterrupted to pore over a piece in progress.  Several uninterrupted hours are better.

I’m about to leave this one for good.  The work has been sporadic at best (every 2-3 days getting to whack at it for 15-20 minutes).  I think I have enough here for decent future reference.  I would love to return to this scene, about 15 minutes from where I live, and see if I cannot produce a series of studies leading to a nicer finished, larger work.  This one is only 8 x 10″.

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2 Responses to “Nearly completed the trestle, March 27, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    It seems like it has a good sense of place and will be effective as a reference for future work. Isn’t it interesting how some places really grab our interest and we don’t want to let go?


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Yes, Linda, and this place certainly arrested my attention several years ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I finally went back recently and sat on location, taking it in, and trying to lay it down. I plan to go back as soon as I can wriggle some space in my daily routine.


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