Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Before the Falls

An acrylic painting of Ellicott creek as seen from the bridge leading to Island Park, located in Williamsville NY.
Before the Falls
Acrylic on gessobord
Chris Breier © 2017
During the summer I often wake up early to take a walk over to Island Park to visit the library, or buy fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and blueberries at the farmers market. I enjoy walking early in the morning, especially on a warm and sunny day. The birds are active and shops are beginning to open. The sunlight is at a dramatic angle, and it's warm but not uncomfortably hot. I often bring my camera with me to capture some of these scenes so that I can use them as reference material for paintings.

This vantage point is of Ellicott Creek as seen from the only bridge to the island. The creek flows around the island and then passes underneath Main street before going over Glen Falls.

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