Lift Bridge (study)12 x 12 Oil on linen
A small study of a scene that is all to familiar.
The Fourth Street Bridge in East LA is perhaps one of the best example of Gothic Revival among the river's historic bridges. This bridge, when it was originally constructed, was a vision of the future of Los Angeles. As viewed through the structure of power grid supports, it spans a valley of concrete, shadows, and what is left of the once wild L. A. River. The river almost seems like one of the homeless people who live at its banks, hoping for a token of love to sustain it for another day.
A hazy afternoon sun reflected though the tall buildings of downtown Los Angeles. They appeared and disappeared in the atmosphere. Bridges and buildings seemed to move in the light along with their deep windows.
Like a huge labyrinth, the East L.A. Interchange weaves its way toward the City
The standard view of the Golden Gate is from the north, looking back at the San Francisco skyline. This painting is from the south, looking north, and of the understructure. I loved the architectural complexity of the bridge's underside as much as I love looking at the majestic towers from above.
Night falls on the Chicago skyline.
Los Angeles' Sixth Street Viaduct, a.k.a the Whittier Bridge was built over the L.A. River is Southeast Los Angeles in 1932. Here, this unsung workhorse of L.A.'s East Side takes a much-needed rest on a lazy, hazy Sunday morning.
The old movie theater in downtown Long Beach is preserved here on a quiet Sunday morning.