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While We’re Waiting..

I did that cheerful early spring drawing, and now….IRL, we’re back to grey, dull, cloudy days.  Anything spring-like I’d have to fake, and that never turns out well.  So, I wonder, can I portray beauty in the dismal days?

I once tried doing a painting of Park Avenue in New York City on a cloudy day.  I thought I’d make it look dramatic and moody.  Instead, it turned out pretty depressing, just as it looked the day I took the photo.

So, I’m going back over my work to see…what have I done on cloudy and/or rainy days?

While I still lived in NYC, I did a drawing from a photo I took with a flip-phone.  This is it, clouds in the late afternoon.  The sky is clearing after a rainstorm.

Then much later, just as I was moving to Connecticut, I saw this view of clouds surrounding a double rainbow.

So, now I’m wondering…can I go back and do a drawing of a cloudy day, making it look moody and not depressing?  We shall see……

Cheerful Drawing of a Somber Subject

I did the small color sketch of “September 10”, and as I look at it, it seems awfully cheerful.  I did put in the World Trade Center Solstice as I had planned.  It came out colorful and happy.  Maybe that’s the way it should be…we were all so innocent then, and in a few  hours, that would end.

As I recall about the time leading up to September 11, the main news story was the disappearance of a Congressional intern, Chandra Levy.  That’s about all I remember.  The next day eclipsed all memories of what went before.

So, here’s the sketch of “September 10”Image