Two Mills on the River
There is a bridge, near where I live, that goes south from Glens Falls (NY) to South Glens Falls. As it crosses the Hudson River a view to the East opens up and you can see two mills. The nearer one makes paper and the farther one makes cement. Both mills exist on the very edge of the river. The river, in this case, is not used for transportation but the nearby falls create electricity that, I am sure, is used in both mills. I am also sure that there is even enough electricity left over for the citizens to use. Both of these mills have a long history in their respective places. Each time I see this vista, I am amazed and enthralled at the seeming happenstance of the architecture and the placement of the various buildings. I imagine that each outbuilding has a reason for its' placement in the composition but it does look like a kid, playing with his toys, has created an area in which his mind can wander, before an adult says he must pick it up. I have painted many paintings of this area but this one is the first time on this side, standing over the rushing river, looking East. This scene is hi-lighted by the emerging sun, enhanced by the darker clouds that have just opened up overhead. The light gleams off the metal objects and creates shadows with mystery and crystal clear edges. Even though I know this is a workplace, my mind can play with the images and make a castle and all of the stories that go with such fanciful thinking. It is hard for me to cross this bridge without looking at this scene.
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas
Not yet framed. It has a black painted edge.
Size:26 inches x 39 inches
Price: $3,000.00 (This price does not include applicable sales tax or shipping)