28 March 2014

Artist in Australia

Richard has been visiting his daughter in Sydney and couldn't resist the challenge of sketching the Harbour Bridge.

"Sydney Harbour Bridge is ideal for drawing: painted dark grey and made up of box-like sections with huge cross spans.
From the ends it appears as a gigantic piece of meccano. 
Seen from the side it is a graceful arc.
My first attempt, a painting, failed and was destroyed. My second attempt, now shown, has a poetical element.
The moon is really in that position down under. And the little boy was really there at the water’s edge, fishing.
I would like to make a third attempt just to capture the sheer massiveness of the structure".