Dying Light at Rush
12X16, Oil on Panel
This is based on a plein air I did during the summer at Rush on the Buffalo River. I had lots of trouble with the color when I was there but I thought the concept and scene were very worthy.
Rush is so named because it was once a mining town. Zinc was the primary resource extracted there. While most of the boom town that sprung up practically overnight here is gone, a few structures remain. The national park service is not actively preserving these structures, however. There is a trail that runs around one of the old talus piles and if one does not know what they are looking at, they would probably never realize what it was. Truly a testament to the transient nature of human culture and civilization. Mother Earth can very quickly cover over our clever industriousness.