June 6, 2015 marked the Fort Erie Art's Councils 4th annual Mystery Art Sale. This year's theme was "My Hometown." I was honoured to participate in the event by creating an oil on canvas painting from the beautiful North End/Bridgeburg area of Fort Erie, Ontario.
This art creation was from a 2014 moonlit sky set to the old Historic International Railway Bridge in Bridgeburg. A bridge constructed in 1873 at a cost of 1.5 million dollars and was paramount to our community and it's International partner, Buffalo, New York.
While the bridge is still active today, it no longer carriers any passenger trains and a typical day in the yard can see up to fifteen trains per day. This is by far, no comparison to the early 1900's where the International crossing saw it's busiest day on July 10, 1916 with 264 trains rolling in and out of Bridgeburg.
Below captions are start to finish techniques used in creating a portrait of the Historic Bridgeburg International Railway that we know today.