Painting and listening to Megan Sukys read aloud while imagining landscapes over a vacation weekend.
I have a day job working in Vascular Surgery, in Seattle, Washington. When not imaging arteries and veins, I stare out at the city. These paintings were done in the fall/winter of 2012/2013 during my lunch breaks.
I would try to sit in the same spot every day, but sometimes co-workers would already be there, and then I’d just pick a slightly different view. Lighting was always changing and there would be fog one minute, rain the next, then maybe a crystal clear sun break. Seattle’s winter weather is a bucking bronco.
The views from our break room kept me sane. Facing east. This tree is also featured in the next image, two-weeks later, only with less leaves.I painted this parking lot, and the surrounding homes, several times. Notice the fence is repeated in the next image also. Facing east.Panning down from the previous view, painted three-days later. The telephone poles in the center of the frame provide the perch for the wires in the foreground of the previous image. Facing east (and down).
Sad to say, the practice no longer resides in this building, but I’m glad I exploited the views as long we were there!