Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Cleaning

As the weather warms up, I get to the dam more. There's lots to see: flood waters, daffodils,  herons, ducks and grebes. Spring is here!

I'm standing on the far end of the Pleasant Street Bridge looking over to the island and the dam. This was done on a Friday; normally I draw from the bridge on the weekends when there is less traffic.

Early morning shadows across the swirling flooded river. The retaining wall is barely visible on the left side of my drawing

Stranded logs and high water

High water; the island is submerged

The old millstones are embedded in the asphalt. This view is downstream over the top of the dam.

View upstream. I ran out of my brown pencil and started working in charcoal on top of it.

Yesterday, just used a graphite #2 pencil. We're looking downstream over the dam and to the houses on the other side of the Pleasant St. Bridge.


  1. This is amazing and wonderful to look at. The last one with the houses, the trees, the bridge on the left and in the foreground this wonderful water drawing unbelievable, beautiful, thank you.

  2. Thanks for scrolling to the end of the post Klaus. I'm not good at drawing the houses that surround this park. So I'm glad I included them. They offset the swirling reflections in the water. I'm headed over there now (h0700). I hope you have a good day!


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