I’ve been an avid fan of the canoe for many years. I’ve paddled down a lot of rivers and have enjoyed floating on many lakes. One early morning in Utah I slowly crept up on a moose standing in the water. On an evening in Idaho I watched a six-point buck walk to the water, look around, then bend down to drink from the lake. I’ve caught thousands of trout, bass, crappies and bluegill while sitting in my canoe.
I have tried to portray motion in this painting. The faces aren’t clearly rendered. Ripples come from the back of the boat. Reflections of unseen trees are in the water, and the canoe and it’s inhabitants are mirrored below. It makes me want to head out to the river right now!