Friday, November 21, 2008

Before the Wind

It was an unbelievable day from a weather perspective and I could just not waste it inside. I headed west and ended up looking southwest up the St Lawrence River. The water was like plate glass but I could see the wind funneling down the river. The glass like surface of the water was becoming rippled to the southwest. I managed to get the painting laid in before the wind stirred up my subject. I had to be careful not to walk straight backward to see how the painting was progressing. It would have been at least a 100 foot drop and the last step I would have taken.

Princess Island is to the right side of this painting. Raleigh or Spong Island is in the middle and Green Island is the speck of land in the foreground. I don't recall the name of the smaller island just west of Green Island.

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