Saturday, January 18, 2014

View from Bridgeport PA

graphite on heavyweight paper 9.5"x 21"

I spent a full week on this drawing, and my process was the usual back-and-forth of adding detail upon detail, then erasing and blending to get rid of too much clarity. Too much clarity doesn't give a feeling of atmosphere, and atmosphere = poetic. Sounds a little silly but true.

I know this scene might be thought of as kind of ugly by some, but with the right lighting it becomes gorgeous. Also as usual, the backlight of early morning was the way to go. 


  1. I had a teacher say that you could paint anything and make an interesting painting. Even the town dump. Its not always about the subject, I love this drawing.


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