This painting was inspired by a photograph I took one day as I was taking pictures for the Erie Canalway Photography contest in 2016. It was the contrast in the rippling water and the bright lock door that caught my eye. The stone wall, too, was fun to paint because of the watercolor texturing. On Saturdays, there is a demonstration where the replica canal doors are opened to let boats through the locks.
This painting is available for sale at the 5 Corners Country Store & Antiques.