Description Watercolor, 15 x 11, I did this painting on New Year's Day 2012. It will be a happy New Year, perhaps with the exception of the cost of the toll on 520 bridge. I just want to express my feelings about the tolling, put it behind me and move on. 520 tolling is under way. It costs me $6.30 in tolls for a daily commute, about $1,500 annually. The price is too high. I think it should be about half or regular commuters should get a special volume discount.Traffic was light on 520 in both directions since tolling began on Thursday, Dec 29, 2011. Next week will be the real test as people return from the holiday. The state will use tolls to help pay for a new floating bridge on Lake Washington that will cost more than $4 billion. Pontoons already are under construction to replace the 48-year-old bridge with a new six-lane bridge. New 520 Bridge will be finished by end of 2014 or mid of 2015.Toll Rates: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Tolling/TollRates.htm
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.