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Paul McMillan 
Pennsylvania Landscape Painting / Night Scene
"Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge Night"
36" x 48"
Oil on Panel
No. 265
Peoples Choice
41th Westmoreland Art Nationals
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival
Twin Lakes, PA
Museum quality frame /
Blind Cornered Frame / I.E. no joint at corners / templated corners /
frame does not gouge or damage the painting surface in any way...
36" x 48" image size
44" x 57" x 2.5 deep, framed
In this Americana Landscape Painting, "Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge Night," an original oil on panel, I was attempting to speak to the mystery living in the shadows and reflections of the old bones of the Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge Night mixed with reflecting moonlight under a full moon. A bridge such as this is shows us where we came from as we crossed in to today. The moon has risen and fallen over this place in the landscape since the dawn of time and like all other places it reflects all the cycles of life that are present in this wonderful world we live in. I find interest in how a bridge fits into this landscape considering a bridge is not a natural product but is imposed on the landscape by the hands of man for the very purpose of crossing by us human inhabitants. Now that we have crossed this bridge made of iron that delivered us to this new era I think it's time to reflect on the cycles of life that are coming to bear on this giant but now sleeping bridge that once delivered the raw elements needed to make iron. Once at this location by night I found that it was so still and quiet out there amongst the living reminders of our past, in fact I couldn't help but notice that this area was tucked away from the lights of the town of Homestead and the Waterfront ( part of Pittsburgh ) in such a way that it seems more involved in the forces of nature now than the forces of man. In short the bridge harmoniously shares shimmering reflections of a great human effort on the surface of the Monongahela right along with the moon as the river of life in Pittsburgh flows towards new horizons.

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