I remember how surprised I was the first time I visited Amsterdam. Instead of roads, I found canals. Most people rode bicycles. They’d park them next to the canals. People would try to park their cars along side them. I was worried we’d drive right off into the water. I was intrigued by a small car I saw throughout Europe — “Smart” was the brand. It was tiny, but would fit in very small spaces.
This painting shows linear perspective — the water is wider in the front of the painting than in the rear. This gives depth to the picture. Another technique used is complementary colors — red and green, which gives contrast and interest to the painting.