The painterly qualities of a Comms Tower

Work in progress - acrylic on linen-covered board and laser-print.

Sometimes, things I see grab my attention. This comms tower—something about the structure, the squareness, and brute physicality.

In the studio, the original photo becomes a black-and-white laser print used as a reference for my painting. My brushwork is quite tight right now. For the background, perhaps I’ll go with the blue you see below or keep things in shades of grey. Maybe a stain rather than brushwork. Decisions.

What also strikes me is the painterly quality of the photo. It’s pretty lovely.

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