I painted this gouache piece in July at the Saturday paint-out location in Alhambra, CA. It's an old industrial area which is being demolished. We painted here once before and I posted that painting in Industrial Decay. We painters in the group seem to love this type of subject. This device, the Cyclone, collects sawdust from the air at a cabinet factory. It's an old, out of date one, not current with clean air regulations. It's rusty and I thought it looked great in the early light.
As it happened, in the online watercolor workshop given by Vinita Pappas, Create 38, the August Challenge is titled Pretty Ugly. We are to paint something that at first might appear ugly or unsightly, finding the hidden beauty in it for our painting. My gouache of the cyclone was perfect for the challenge! Another plein air piece that would qualify is my The Power Plant watercolor. I'm attracted to these subjects it seems.
|5 x 7"|
|This is in the same block as the photo above. Next time!|