Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Plein Air– Anderson Ferry

Boone No. 7
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

Boone No. 7 is the oldest ferry still working on the Ohio River. Built in 1937, this paddle-wheeler was first powered by steam and then converted to diesel. One of three ferry boats used at Anderson Ferry.

I found out she is still work (much to my chagrin), when they cast off her lines and pulled away from the bank, 1 hour into my painting. I had just sketched in her shape and I painted all around that waiting for her return to shore. I got about a total of about 45 minuets to paint her in.

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