When I am in Brooklyn wandering around, I usually end up at the Gowanus Canal. This is a view from the Union Street Bridge on a day when the sun was out making the water brilliant and the buildings shine. I painted this rather broadly because I only wanted to suggest the multitude of details. The Gowanus is not always like this. The last time I was there, recently, there was a very low tide, exposing about four or five feet of mud not often seen, and the canal smelled awful.