We will be meeting by the E. Washington bridge, which is new and has an underpass for bikers and walkers. It can be viewed from either side of the river, from inside the tunnel or from four outside angles. Lots of choices. There may even be a fisherman underneath.
From a distance
The snow is gone now
view from underneath
East side of River
Reflections from the East Side
We were visited by a photojournalist from the State Journal today. These are my amateur shots of our class.
This is what we will be looking at this Friday, May 24
E. Johnson Bridge
Fishing by E. Johnson
Rail Road Bridge
Rail Bridge close up
Top view of /Rail Bridge
I had to rush off the first day because of some other obligations so I took a chance on Monday to return to the Stone Bridge, which turns out to have a name. Here are a few more pictures. Now if I can share my work, you can share yours!
A G Zimmerman Bridge
work in progress
They started with a deluge ,followed by cold and breezy conditions. Nevertheless, all the students came and with pluck and grace, met each other, took a look at Psalm 1 and went off to paint the Stone Bridge at the Sherman Avenue end of Tenney Park.
a visiting muskrat
The stone bridge
After he sun arrived
the intrepid class
This is a pen and watercolor sketch of the Yahara River between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. I went for a walk one day to count all the bridges. In fact I missed on in the lagoon at Tenney Park, which is on the North end of the stretch. Lots of human and natrue interaction. There is a tradition in some art forms to put in a mistake to reflect human inperfection. That seems to come naturally to this author!
Bridges over the Yahara
We are glad to say that the first Two Book Retreat event will have a class of at least 7, which is a great size. We do have room for a couple more in case you are siting on the fence.
Nancy Macgregor is an excellent teacher and she is bringing with her a number of her return students, including me! She will help us to see and paint what we see along the river.
I’ll be providing a booklet of selected “Two Book” texts. These texts help us to see in a different sense, the world around us.
Proverbs 3:19-20 (NRSV)
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
and the clouds drop down the dew.
We have a back up plan for shelter if the “dew” ever turns out to be more intense. So far we are optimistic.
original watercolor by Nancy Macgregor
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