Saturday, December 22, 2012
While sketching along San Francisco Bay I was fascinated by a crew working on a pile driver. The engine was cranking away, making a racket. I did several sketches and, then decided to get out the paints. My paints were back in my parked car. When I returned, the entire rig with crane was headed out to sea with a motor boat pushing from behind. I wound bet that it hadn't moved for over a year and, just when I wanted to paint, it was gone.
I ran across my sketches the other day and tried another time to paint it. The tall crane and reflection lends itself nicely to a vertical format.