Today’s piece is a drawing in conte crayon and watercolor pencil done from the Amtrak train at the Sacramento station while waiting to head into the Bay Area. Even though the station is in downtown Sacramento, the views from the train yard were of dilapidated buildings covered in rust. I’m drawn (pardon the pun) to the textures that result from aging surfaces in urban settings, and with the telephone poles woven throughout the scene, I enjoyed the line quality of the view from my seat.
This was done in about 5 minutes. I also wrote this poem, amongst others, in my quiet time on the train. (Feel free to skip ahead if you’re not big on poems. I won’t judge. 🙂
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