Thursday, February 21, 2013

#15 - 31st & Pillsbury Ave. S.

#15 - 31st & Pillsbury Ave. S., Jan. 2012.
10" x 20" acrylic on canvas.  (sold)

This was from a photo (part of a larger group of photos) taken the
previous summer.  My friend Chris S. was in town visiting and
he was kind enough to help me out with his time and photo talent.  We
drove around South and Southeast Minneapolis looking for interesting
alleys.  I drove - he snapped - we came back with a lot to work with.
I sorted out a bunch to use for longer sittings, or when I can't get out with
a sketchbook, or want to try something different.  Some months later,
another friend and I did the same downtown.  I plan to do that again a
couple more times before I'm done.  It's been a great way to keep this
moving along.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

#14 - 35th & Bloomington Ave. S.

#14 - 35th & Bloomington Ave. S. - Jan. 2012.
10"x20" acrylic on canvas.    (sold)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

#13 - 39th St. near Garfield Ave. S.

#13 - 39th St. near Garfield Ave. S., looking South 10-11-2011
9" x 12" acrylic on watercolor paper.
This one is near by.  There are a couple old garages here that caught my attention.
They look almost unchanged since they were built...well, except for the changes that time, gravity, and the weather have had.  There are still some out there that have the original siding, small windows, odd doors and hardware.