Saturday, November 03, 2007

Skykomish in Fall

10" x 8" Oil on mounted canvas.

Here is Skykomish on Friday afternoon. I started this painting with a yellow ochre under-painting. This painting is loose enough that is really only comes together from a few feet away. The clouds were rolling in from the northwest casting shadows on the mountains toward Stevens Pass. The building in the foreground is the railroad depot. This railyard in my small town is an infamous superfund site. Part of the town has already been picked up, moved, had the soil cleaned, and replanted. The trains that were the cause of the problem keep rumbling through, but they certainly are not dumping diesel fuel anymore.

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