|"Gillis Bridge" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas|
There is a bridge over the Merrimack River that connects Newburyport, MA to Salisbury, MA. The bridge opens up when a boat with a tall mast wants to pass underneath. It's a pretty well traveled bridge so the traffic really backs up when this happens.
I chose a rather unusual composition as I really wanted to paint those puffy clouds. I stood on the boardwalk and painted while people came by and said hello. Everyone was in such a good mood as the day was sunny and bright.