The last couple of weeks here in Boston went more or less like this: Rain. Rain. Rain. Cold. Wind. More rain. More rain. Rain again. Cold. Wind. Drizzle. Rain. Drizzle.
I’m not going to complain. It’s over now. Let’s just say it can make one weary.
“Rain in the Back Bay” is one of my newer pieces, a scene viewed from the vantage point of the Esplanade along the banks of the Charles River. There’s actually a high-speed road called Storrow Drive separating this scene from the Esplanade, and there are a series of footbridges for crossing over that road. My original image included some of the river, and that meant it also included cars zipping by between the water and the buildings.
Eventually I decided to crop it in closer, losing a few buildings, the cars, and the river, and zeroing in on what you see here. I like the juxtaposition of these centuries old residential buildings against the modern glass ones.
Here’s more of my city artwork.
Paula Ogier Artworks