Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Remembering the Footbridge

Remembering the Footbridge
Oil on masonite, 10x8 - purchase here

By special request, I am painting the footbridge in the park in Fairfield, Illinois.  I will be returning in a week for the Fall Foliage Paint Out - and I am hoping for some turning leaves.  What I love about this bridge is that it is the way into the park from the neighborhood on the other side, so this bridge is much used and much loved.  I have always been drawn to these small bridges, they seem timeless and nostalgic.  On this particular day, it had been raining.  Once that rain had lifted a little, the sun peaked through and illuminated bits of foliage and the handrails of the bridge.  The freshly washed grass and leaves were left shiny and clean - and radiant.  This was a peaceful painting day, even though it had been cold and rainy all morning!  Painting number 1002 in 1002 days, and Day 29 of the current 30 day painting challenge :)

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