Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
June 27, 2017   6:20 pm NL Time

Mill Power

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Mill Power

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Status of Original Painting – Sold at Auction

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 18.5 x 16 inches

Auction Price: $1,500

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb d’Arches

Description:
That’s an old stationary engine manufactured by Fairbanks Morse in the foreground; it was used to generate power for a mill in Battle Harbour, Labrador. It’s certainly seen better days but it’s quite colorful now with the old chipped paint and rust. I started this painting without knowing what that wheeled device was, but I eventually figured it out. My thanks to Leslie Rourke for allowing me to use another of her photographs as a reference.