For some years, I've driven past a concrete spillway in the town of Fairfax, Ohio several times a month. Although I've never been a huge fan of graffiti, the unrequested spray paint decorations on the walls hold some charm, and it's been on my mind to try building a picture around them. Here's a photograph of the scene:
So in early June, I figured what the hell, it might at least be worth a 16x20" canvas. As fate would have it, I just happened to have one such canvas in my truck. So I gave it a go.
So that's the story of my 16x20" Duck Creek Spillway picture, which fulfilled half of my objectives for this year's picture-making. Objective one: put figures in my landscapes. Objective two: paint larger. A 16x20" is hardly large. Which meant that I wasn't done, not with the spillway, and not with my model. Both would be revisited. But that's another story.