Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Feeder Canal 2nd day, adventure awaits around the corner!

20  F  light snow
Here is where I ended up today, not 100 yards from yesterday's spot. (yes that is snow)

 I had to go back to Glens Falls to pick up a painting at a group show at the Crandall Library (I forgot to get it yesterday!) So I wanted to get a view of the river and thought I might have a good one farther down the trail....This was where I crossed over onto the feeder canal trail.

I walked up and down, probably about a mile or so, not finding the commanding view of the river that I was seeking, but by then it was 2:30 and I decided I was meant to subject the cement plant.

The first blocks.

When I finally settled on the scene, (I had to eliminate the sign and the guard rail), but I ended up really liking the color of the sky, which was yellow reddish and warm, it was in contrast to the cold grays everywhere else. (and the smoke, or course)

I also liked the piles of snow and how the light touched them gently.

I worked on this for about an hour, when I started I was in a sweat from hiking a mile with all my stuff, it started to snow, just a light very cold "dry" snow, that I just mixed in with the paint, I'm thinking "do normal people do this?", but I really enjoyed what I was able to do today, the scene co-operated, and by 3:30 I was getting seriously chilled, so I packed it in.

This is looking the other way, across the canal, Rt. 4 and the welding supply store, where I parked, not 100 yards from my spot. When I got back to the truck, it wouldn't start, a guy at the store lent me a can of starter fluid and another guy helped by spraying it in while I started it!  A huge THANKS! to a couple of kind-hearted souls who helped me when I needed it, I was warm and on my way in no time.