A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

I’ve driven across the US many times and in the process I’ve developed some photographic obsessions.
Hay Bales.
Grain Silos.
Water Towers!

This is one I captured in Cisco, TX. cisco_inspo_750

See the fingerprints in the lower left?
I used the photo as reference for this pastel:

Cisco, TX, pastel on paper, 33 x 22″, available

Do you have road trip obsessions?

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

Mile 227

Every commuter’s dream — an empty freeway.

Mile 227, Pastel on paper, 28 x 38″, 1997

This piece is in a group show at the newly relocated TAG Gallery.
The Grand ReOpening Reception is tonight, Saturday, May 20, 5-8pm.

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Blvd
LA, CA   90036

Reproductions are available here on Society6 [I receive a small commission].

Look Up!

Sunset, I-10, AZ

This is not new. If you look closely, you’ll see some dirty fingerprints and a crease from a bulldog clip.
This photo has been clipped to an unfinished pastel that I stuck behind my “studio” [ie bedroom] door for six years. SIX YEARS!
In June 2010, I had worked on this during a week-long residency at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. I was recovering from a mastectomy and frantically making some art before starting chemo. [I’m fully recovered, btw. I won, cancer lost.] Why unfinished? If I remember correctly, I didn’t have the proper red pastel on hand. The clouds were looking too orange and it was too similar to Big Orange Cloud from the same series.

Looks like I’ve got some reds in the pastel box now:
No more excuses.

This post inspired by The Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge.
This week’s theme is Look Up.

Also linking this with Shelbee’s On the Edge of the Week linkup.