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The initial proposal in February 2001 was based on Diggory's paintings of Mossy Cascade in Keene Valley. The many eye levels of the viewer climbing the stairs were part of the plan. In order to make two full-sized proposals, she then painted at two Adirondack waterfalls, Mossy Cascade in KeeneValley and the Flume of the Opalescent River near Mt Marcy.


Mossy Cascade


The Flume of the Opalescent River


A compositional sketch based on Alexander Wyant's painting of The Opalescent Flume.

The trip to find the flume of the Opalescent River as it had been painted by Alexander Helwig Wyant in the 1870s was featured in The New York Times on June 20th, 2001, as part of an acclaimed 10-part series called In Art's Footsteps, by Kirk Johnson.    
Return to the Opalescent River    

In July, Diggory and Catherine Minnery returned to the flume for a
three-day painting trip.






Back in the studio, Diggory created a full-sized study on muslin, which was draped off the side of her house along with the Mossy Cascade study so that the bank president, Charles Wait, could make the selection.