Sunday, September 16, 2012

Putting the "Crawl" into SketchCrawl: Taylor Electric Supply

On Saturday we met at the Coava Coffee Bar, and after we chatted and soaked up the amazing woodwork of that space, we went over to the location where the Taylor Electric Supply company building had been before the big fire in 2006. * El sábado nos juntamos en el café Coava, y después de charlar y admirar la madera elegante del café, fuimos al sito donde la compania Taylor Electric estaba antes del incedio de 2006.


The graffiti on the remaining walls was what first caught my attention, since it was so colorful. It was fun trying to capture the effects of spray paint in watercolor. * El graffiti en las paredes restantes es muy coloroso, y es lo que primero me agarró la atención. Es divertido tratar de replicar el efecto de pintura en aerosol con la humilde acuarela. 


A lot of the windows clearly showed warping from the heat of the fire. The rust colors was a rather lovely compliment against the blue sky. * En muchas de las ventanas, todavía se puede ver cómo el calor del incedio deformó las ventanas. El color de la oxidación del metal sirvió como un complemento bonito para el azúl del cielo.
 

 
My attention wandered back to the graffiti again. The message "Don't f*** up" was making me want to paint this one extra-carefully, hee hee. * Otra vez me enfocé en el grafiti. El frase “Don’t f*** up” me dio ánimo a pintar un poco mejor, je je.
 


Angelika and I went back after lunch, and I painted this portrait of a burnt telephone pole. I noticed during the time I was painting that a whole lot of photographers and their models kept dragging themselves under the fence. It's a popular place for portraits! We use the term "sketchcrawl" a lot, but for this adventure, crawling was a genuine option. *  Angelika y yo regresamos al sitio despues de comer, y hize este retrato de un poste de teléfono quemado. Noté que, durante el tiempo en que había estado pintando, un montón de fotographos y sus modelos se habían arrastrado debajo de la cerca—¡es un lugar muy popular para retratos!  Decimos “sketchcrawl” para describir nuestros adventuras, pero esta vez, tuvimos la opción de gatear de veras.
 

5 comments:

  1. You have achieved the proper rustic look in these drawings. My fav is the one of the rusted and warped window frames.

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    1. That was so satisfying to paint! Felt like camping, sitting around the logs of a campfire gone cold. Glad you like it.

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