Friday, February 16, 2007


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Could I have gotten a better word? At first, I overlooked the obvious. I thought, hmmm, I painted another water tower. What does gravity have to do with water towers??

Then it hit me. Derr! Water towers never fail because they work off gravity.

Water towers are very simple. A pump pressurizes water and pushes it into the water tower. Gravity forces the water back down the pipes every time you turn on your facet.

The gravity causes the pressure. Water towers are tall to provide pressure. Each foot of height provides 0.43 PSI (pounds per square Inch) of pressure (I had to look that up :).

You can view this painting of The Tipper Tie Water Tower Step by Step.

Or view the sketches.


Anonymous said...

Wow the energy in this is amazing! Great job!

Michelle Lana said...

lovely colors!

Ginger*:) said...

Not only is this an EXCELLENT view of the subject, the painting is marvelous. We have one of these towers just up the mountain road from here. I guess they decided the top of the mountain was the best place for it... naturally.

I love love love your style!

Doodlestreet said...

Hey! Cool pix, Ian! Love your style and thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. Your profile pix caught my eye...I'm a hockey player too. Going to go out tomorrow and play street hockey since I don't have time to go to the ice rink! I'm playing goal tomorrow, although, I'm sure a few buscuits will get by me and land in the basket!!!!

studio lolo said...

Hey Ian...I think you missed a spot of color. No really, I so love your style! And I love how you explained the water pump gravity deal. Excellent. A+ teach!

Kathleen Rietz said...

This has such great energy to it! Not easy to make such an ordinary object look so beautiful, but you did it and did it well!

Anonymous said...

wonderful color

Heartful said...

This is beautiful, I love how you made the colours look alive.