I used to be represented by a gallery in Rising Sun, Indiana. It is a charming town along the banks of the Ohio River. You can look across at the village of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. The gallery owner suggested we have lunch at Arlene’s which was down the road a ways. It had great views of the river and the food was good.
The techniques I’d like to mention are reflections in the water and atmospheric perspective. To do the reflections, just paint the image of whatever is above the water, then paint some white or light blue strokes through it. That’s all you need to do. For the atmospheric perspective, remember that cool colors recede and warm colors come forward. The grass by the building is warm green, but the hills are further back, so it is lighter and has a bluer hue.