Ratindra Das - Superior Derelicts

Watercolor painting by Ratindra Das from Wheaton, IL.

Artist Statement: This painting is about nostalgia- a harbor where once there was a great deal of activities of loading and unloading the great lakes freighters. I was fascinated by the shapes of various structures in a terminal and the shapes of boats. A few are rusting . It's haunting, enchanting, yet nostalgic!

I proceeded with several thumbnail sketches about 3"x 5" making lights and dark patterns and painted directly on dry paper with flat and round brushes . I flattened the depth of field by compressing the space without using deep perspective.