Friday, July 30, 2010
Rennies Mill River
Here is another of my 'hidden' rivers from the series that I'm producing of overlooked tributaries to the sea within the city of St. John's. Its in soft pastels on Canson paper and measures about 10 x 12 inches.
This is truly an urban section of the river but with a touch of greenspace to it too. It is flanked on one side by a larger supermarket and carpark, on the other a soccer field. This is part of a larger section of Rennies Mill River which empties into Quidi Vidi Lake then on through a rocky river to the sea. This section of the river does have walking trail next to it, but at this time of year is well disguised in green grasses, trees and weeds.
My view west into this river is from the bridge where the river flows under to the lake. Quidi Vidi Lake is littered with ducks and many make the high grasses their homes in the summer seeking out shady spots in the heat of the day.