Week 6 of Bridges Class

Our last class was also the first day of Dave’s vacation. So here finally are some pictures from that day.

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Bridge in Context

We observed that nature and humanity are very much in a partnership along the parkway.  It is hard to say which predominates.  If we quit mowing and trimming, Nature would predominate along the Yahara River parkway.  Yet the very existence of a river instead of a wetland shows human engineering and care.  The river as we see it between the lakes came about from dredging and a locks placed in 1905.

The scene I chose to paint illustrates this.

Week 4 – the effects of light

It was an interesting day to consider this question. The Sun was out and the temperature was perfect.

Week 4“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness.   God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness he called ‘night’.”  Genesis 1:3

What does the light reveal and what does it conceal?  How does the constant change in light effect  mood, colors and contrast?

Week 2 at the Tenney Locks

First we thought about this:

…the universe… is before our eyes like a beautiful book in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God…     (Belgic Confession, Article 2)

Think of a time when you were able to hear the message of the universe and its creatures.  What allowed you at that time to hear that message?

Then we painted…

Bridges Class starts Monday, June 23

iron.517While we awaited the start, the weather has gotten dramatic in Madison.  A tornado hit one part of town and on the East Side we had a lot of tree damage. Fortunately it was only property damage. This is one of the things we noticed last year in this class – the River is always changing – the trees as they grow, the water flows differently, the light changes.  And now there may be some tree movement along our course.

If you forgot to register, well, show up with supplies and a check at Tenney Park Pavilion at 9am!