Elsie Driggs made this painting of a steel factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When she was a child, Elsie traveled to Pittsburgh with her father and saw the factories at night against a sky of colored smoke. She also remembered that when her dog lay on the ground for a while she could see an outline of soot when he got up.
When Elsie became an artist, she went back to Pittsburgh and made some drawings of the factories because she liked the cylinder shapes of the chimneys and tubes.
Where do you think that smoke is coming from? Take a look at the colors that Elsie used to make this painting. Why do you think she chose them? What kind of environment is Elsie showing you here?