Friday, May 14, 2010

Controlling Chaos

The canal is like controlled chaos. The water flows down a channel, but the bottom is littered with rocks, sticks, and even railroad ties. Water plants are rising out from the depths. The grasses and bushes on the banks are already overflowing into the canal. The trees are in full leaf. The geese with their little ones litter the path. But the water flows on smoothly. My depictions are also a controlled chaos. This is a late afternoon view.


Brian McGurgan said...

Catching up on your recent barn drawings and landscapes has been a treat, Bob. I like these charcoal value studies a lot - this one is a real gem. It has a nice sense of depth and flow to it. THe pastel is lovely, too.

Bob Lafond said...

Brian, Thanks. I was thinking that the chaos might have won.