Rio Vista is about a 35 minute drive from our home. The city sits on the Sacramento River above the Delta, and one of its iconic landmarks is the drawbridge. It's not much to look at in the bright of day, but at night, and at dawn and dusk, it can take on a new life. According to TPE [see the blog entry on Tools of the Trade], there was a good chance of a beautiful sunrise this chilly February morning. So, I bundled up my self and my gear, and headed out early. En route, the fog slowed driving to about half speed, and it took the better part of an hour to get there. I had scouted the spot the day before, settling on the northwest bank of the bridge. There were some picturesque pylons and grass along the bank that could make for an interesting foreground. But when I arrived, not only was the bridge cloaked in fog—the technical term for which is "bummer"—but the water was a good 12-18 inches higher than the previous afternoon, obscuring all the pylons and grass. I was, to say the least, disappointed. But I set up, in hopes that the light might still be nice. It did not disappoint. As dawn broke, it was gorgeous.
A note about the media: As with all our artwork, we offer this piece in the medium or media we feel is best suited for its emotional connection. We generally find that most colors and details are most vividly conveyed through our Radiant finish. It's more brilliant and detailed than either acrylic or metal. We also offer this piece in Claritas, our acrylic block format sized 6x8. It is ideally suited for the desktop, kitchen window, bathroom counter, or mantle.
Some of our larger pieces are also offered in polyptychs of different configurations on Fabrika, a museum quality cloth onto which color-matched inks are directly printed and bonded with a lustre finish for archival protection. Corona is one of these works, as its bold convergence lines are emphasized in the triptych configuration.
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