04 March 2010

Dequindre Cut Shadows

Dequindre Cut Shadows
  Oil on linen/panel, 2010, 5"x7"
to a collector in Plymouth, MI
Today's daily painting is a view of the Dequindre Cut rail bed in Eastern Market. As I was exploring this area I met Johnny, one of three homeless men living under these overpasses. It is hard to see our brothers living in these conditions, a reminder that it is still very hard times for many in this country.
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cohen labelle said...

Hi Stephen
I’ve been meaning to tell you that the Toronto Globe and Mail our national newspaper, last weekend, ran a feature article on the Detroit art scene by Siri Agrell – artists from all over the world are now flocking to the once dying city. To paraphrase - Rogers believes that Detroit is following in the footsteps of SoHo in NY and Berlin where artists are moving into the void left by industry and are creating vibrant communities – Agrell gives several examples of this.
So your dedication to the daily painting of this fascinating city is vindicated not only by your beautiful work but by drawing attention to the wealth of opportunity and potential your city has to offer!
Beautiful painting, Stephen!

Don Coker said...

Stephen, this is gorgeous! I love the subtle differences between the warm and cool blues. Nice job.

Bill Sharp said...

I especially like these last three, Stephen. You continue to inspire.

Doug Holder said...

Very good.

Stephen Magsig said...

Thanks all, I really enjoyed doing this one. Marcia, thanks and you may be right. There has been a revival in lots of areas in the arts. Russell Industrial is a large warehouse that has more artists in it than in the last 20 years.