Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mind the cable


I went out to the cliffs on the northern tip of the island the other day, to paint this funny old cable tower. There´s an electricity cable going from this place to the next island, and on the tower there´s a sign saying "Mind the cable" to prevent boat owners from anchoring there. The tower has been worn and torn by sunshine and storms, and it´s decay is slightly worse every year, but it is still such a beautiful landmark.

20 x 20 cm, pencil and watercolours on Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.

10 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Gorgeous, Nina, so fresh and atmospheric all at the same time. Love the cable tower!

Anonymous said...

Nina: I love this painting. Buildings like your Cable Tower have character and a uniqueness that seems to be missing in the USA today. Everything looks pretty much the same, like out of a cookie cutter. Drive down any main street and every one has Burger King, McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Can't tell where you are, it all looks the same.
Joan/Jesse

Anonymous said...

Another treasure! Nina you are a master of the medium. Magical!
Joan Smith
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joangillmansmith/

Maree said...

Oh my, what a wonderful sky and rocks Nina. Well done.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, beautiful! I am glad you minded that cable--it does a great job of taking me in and around your fine painting. ;))

nanke's stuff said...

Nina, it's wonderful..I love the sky - it makes the whole painting shimmer! nancy

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful and strange place! Great painting, love the colors of the rocks!

seesue said...

Brilliant Nina! Love your saved lights, your layered texture and where your wonDErful sky looks as though it's just begun to rain. VERY COOL.

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Rolf Erik said...

Hi Nina
Lovely as always..!! I'm new to USK and posting on internet. Is there a swedish or nordic group within USK?

/rolf