8 X 10 = 25.00
12 X 18 = 65.00
14 X 20 = 125.00
20 X 30 = 350.00
Canvas & Cards
|“MONROE ST. BRIDGE~ SUSIE’S VIEW ”
Having worked at the Spokane Athletic Club for many years, my longtime friend and amateur
photographer Susie had a bird’s eye view of Spokane’s stately Monroe Street Bridge on a
daily basis. And as such, the bridge became the subject of many of her photographs.
An admirer of her work, I asked if she would mind if I used one of her photographs of the bridge
as the subject of one of my paintings. She loved the idea and the vision of “Monroe Street
Bridge-Susie’s View” began to take shape in my mind.
She graciously gave me several years’ worth of photographs. I was looking for just the right one
to suit my style, content requirements and color scheme. When I saw this photo, I knew
immediately that it was the one I wanted to paint. I loved the brilliant sun shining through the last
arch. I was especially taken with the way it illuminated the color contrasts that wash over the
bridge. I was also struck by the long colorful shadows resting on the rocks.
As the sun continues to rise, the beautifully reflecting yellow leaves in the foreground
foreshadow the promise of a warmer, brighter day to come.