Watercolor on gesso, varnished, with 4 grommeted hanging tabs, one in each corner
25 x 19
This is the one that started them all. I was painting plein air in a field near Roslyn, Washington, on a cold clear day. I would back away from my easel to see how my painting was progressing, and bump into the nearby telephone pole. After about the third time, I realized I found the stamped metal numbers on the plates much more interesting than the nearby field. I have always loved letter shapes as well as the color of yellow so often used in signage. These paintings gave me the chance to contrast random, intermixing colors -- what watercolor does best -- with tightly rendered letterforms.