• Painting 15

    The day before I started this project, IDA flooded this section of the highway and 80+ cars and trucks were stranded in the still raging waters the next morning. This being the last painting session within the CityCorps project period, I wanted to return to the 238th street bridge and paint from the exact location […]

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    Watercolor Painting from the 238th Streeet Bridge by Noel Hefele

  • Painting 14

I painted on the 233rd street bridge. This is a short hop down from the 234th street bridge. I almost painted facing south to get a view of Albany Crescent, but looking toward the sun for the session didn’t seem like a good idea. I set up looking north over the highway with the […]

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    Watercolor Painting from the 233rd st Bridge in the Bronx by Noel Hefele

  • Painting 13

    I painted the culvert where Hester and Piero’s Mill Pond descends underground into the broadway sewer, spilling approximately 5 million gallons of fresh water a day over the waterfall into the darkness. This summer, I’d seen several ducklings, a few Canada geese, and a swan cignet get stuck in the lower section directly after the […]

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    Watercolor painting of the Broadway Drain in Van Cortlandt Park by Noel Hefele

  • Painting 12

    I painted in the BJ’s warehouse parking lot, the former site of the Stella D’oro cookie factory. This was another spot I knew of with no fence blocking the view. It’s under a sign for the larger complex, RIVERDALE CROSSING. These type of name choices are funny, solely meant to capitalize on the nearby affluent […]

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    watercolor painting by Noel Hefele of the old Putnam Line in The Bronx

  • Painting 11

     I live on a hill. Each time I go out to paint I stroll down the hill to meet the water. It feels like a ritual now of participation within the watershed. I go downhill to meet the water. The skies were that fall blue but the sun was a bit unseasonably warm.  I explored […]

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    watercolor painting of the old putnam line from the 234th st bridge in the Bronx, by Noel Hefele

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