Monday, March 23, 2009

Measuring Raindrops (Archival Print of an Original Mixed Media Painting)

An industrial scene in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. For me though it’s a romantic place. It was until recently my favourite destination for a bike ride - a weather station at the top of a nearby hill on the way to Haworth. Its job at one time was to measure the size of raindrops and the brightness of the stars in the sky. How romantic is that?! Someone thought it was an eyesore though and just after Christmas it was demolished. I feel pleased to have celebrated it with paint and collage. ( Please click on image above to enlarge )
The original is available for sale from a gallery ( nTama Gallery, Todmorden, W.Yorks ) but I recently listed a reproduction archival print in my Etsy Shop:
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sojournquilts said...

This piece, and the story behind it, are so romantic. Cool you captured the look and feel of the building before it was torn down.

ArtSnark said...

Great piece - thanks for sharing

krystyna81 said...

I really love the top piece - the color palette is exquisite! (sp?)