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.