I’ve always loved taking my son canoeing. We’ve paddled in lakes and rivers from coast to coast. A favorite location is on the Green River in Mammoth Cave National Park. This is a portrayal of us as we drifted downstream.

You will notice the atmospheric perspective with the trees closer to the viewer. They are darker and greener giving the impression of shade. They also appear nearer to the viewer than the canoe. They are more defined than the trees on the other bank – there is no definition of them, and they are very light. On the right side of the painting the riverbank is showing. You can see reflections in the water. The canoe can be seen from the back. My back is showing and you can see my life jacket, while son’s head is seen above. The paddle is sticking out to the side.

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December 8, 2007

Larraine @ 9:34 pm #

I KNOW I leave the nerdiest comments, but this is JUST SO PRETTY!!! The trees in the shadows are wonderful – I want to hide there! The colors you’ve used are just beautiful!

December 9, 2007

Sarah @ 7:24 am #

What you do with paint is just amazing. I love the light and dark and the reflections. It looks so relaxing, I want to hop into your painting.

Christine @ 7:26 am #

Ant Larraine took everything I wanted to say. This is a beautiful painting. The trees are so pretty. The reflections are georgeous. I want to be there too!

Jennifer @ 9:08 am #

What I love most is the solitary canoe, at one with nature, but a focal point because it also doesn’t quite belong.

Suzanne @ 9:49 am #

I love the beautiful colors you used.

December 10, 2007

Susie @ 11:38 am #

Again, the reflections are magnificent! The warm colors give a feeling of calm and quiet. You can almost hear the oars dipping into the water.

December 11, 2007

Jan @ 1:48 am #

Pure solitude.

January 9, 2009

Viola Morgan @ 10:48 pm #

good luck

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