Granite City is an industrial town. At its center are steel mills, ore & coke processing furnaces and railroad tracks that bustle with freight trains through the town around the clock. Recently the largest mill in the city, USS steel resumed production. Good news for recalled workers yet idle and seemingly abandoned facilities remain. I painted this oil sketch on a paint out with Missouri Plein Air Painters Association last Sunday morning.
Idle Mill, Michael Anderson, oil on canvas board, 12" x 16", 2012.