Little Rock: Big Dam Bridge

USA: Big Dam Bridge

Title: Big Dam Bridge
Original: $250.00
Size: 7 X 10 inches
Medium: Watercolor / Pen & Ink
Location & Date: Arkansas River – Little Rock
George’s Postcard Note: The Big Dam Bridge: a graceful long curving ribbon when you walk or bike it, but try to draw or paint it – quite another thing! Quite possibly a boring, horizontal concrete band with identical supports. However, there was more to the picture than a bridge on stilts crossing a dam. As I looked to the foreground I saw the several patterns and signs put and painted there to guide barges to the lock. Those bright colored signs and painted stripes along with flags flying from the bridge gave me the detail I was looking for to complement the strong rhythm of those (formerly boring) identical supports.