Tuesday June 24, 2008


"Bridge Over the River Grand"   

24 x 18 inches, oil on canvas mounted to hard board.


As you leave the small town of Conestoga via Glasgow Street you come across the Conestoga Bridge, also known as Bridge #25. This wood and metal bridge is a prototype of a double span through truss bridge, it was built in 1928 by the Hamilton Bridge and Tool Company. The road as you see it here is heading down towards the Grand River and meanders through farm land towards the encroaching City of Waterloo. I have painted this bridge twice now, but never in autumn. The light that day  made an impression upon me that I sought to capture in this painting.