Every time I drive across the bridge in Bath I want to paint these cranes. I think the best view must be from the river somewhere or maybe from the bridge, but I was happy to paint them from the railroad tracks this day. These cranes are pretty massive, and the one with red and white on it is amazingly large. It’s hard to get that across in a painting like this. In fact it’s even hard to tell how big it is when standing nearby. If you look at the base of the crane’s arm, there is an ochre box, and from what I could tell while painting there it looked like the room where the guy driving the crane would sit. That little piece of paint is not just a little cab, but is the size of a small house. Even if I may not have gotten the scale, it’s still a fun scene to work on.