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River at Risk – At Soo Crossing, on the Vermilion River

The Falls at Soo Crossing (oil on canvas 5 x 7 in.)

Aleta Karstad30 September finds me painting the falls at Soo Crossing, 3 kilometres east of Whitefish, Ontario. The falls beneath the railway trestle show whitely from where I sit on the bank of the Vermilion River beside the old bridge. The autumn colour of Red Maples on the glacier-carved granite hills seems to grow warmer as the evening grows cooler. We arrived here late in the day, so I’ve selected a small canvas and underpainted it greyish purple, the cloudy colour between bright ripples on the river.

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