June 24, 2008
Over the River Grand"
x 18 inches,
oil on canvas mounted
to hard board.
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.