Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First "Peek"

Here is the first finished painting for my "Peeks" series. It's of a tower of a major Victorian mill in North Grosvenordale, CT, now housing an assortment of small businesses and warehouse space.
Once major employers in the area, many of these old textile companies left the area to go south for better economic chances, leaving behind beautiful old buildings made of brick, constructed by mason artists of a bygone era.

The shapes and silhouettes invoke those older days when skill and workmanship meant something.

North Grosvenordale, acrylics on canvas board, 8" x 8"


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful and so realistic looking. I saw the photo from a few days ago and you did an amazing job capturing the realism of the tower. This piece is simply wonderful.

basia said...

Cyn, What a beautiful painting. I thought it was a photo at first. The sky is amazing. Wow.