Bodie, Silent Sentinels
About this artwork
Although Bodie, California is a fantastic painting location, finding neat and orderly arrangements for good composition is difficult, opines artist Doug Cosbie. By varying the space between and angles where the buildings lie makes for a far more interesting painting. These buildings from my sketchbook (the Quinville Home, Millar Boarding House, and the Methodist Church) are some of my favorites. Warm colors with burnished browns, acid greens, and yellows against a changing sky capture the mood of the silent isolation of this once gold-mining town.