Tailings pond

There is an enormous tailing pond at the Highland Valley Copper  mine  and I want to try to create an image that gives a sense of the scale.  At this point I’m just exploring the relationship of the elements: the sky, mountains, water and the tailings.  I did a small watercolour sketch to start but I think I will need to work some more and decide if it would work better as a print or a painting.  The sketch itself doesn’t really convey the scale or clearly define the tailings but that is the point of working through these issues before embarking on a larger piece.

One Response to “Tailings pond”

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    I am looking forward to hearing more details of your exploration. As much as I like reading your photographic experiences (and experimentation with different cameras) I really like to read your experiences with painting.

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