As evening comes along the banks of the Ohio River, you will see scenes of boats docked.  The river is quiet and smooth.  Reflections of trees are in the water, along with the boats put to bed for the night.

You will see atmospheric perspective in this painting.  The closest boat is painted larger than the one further away.  The colors of the trees go from warm greens to pale blue.

When I paint, I find myself squinting.  I am trying to minimalise what I see and I’m going into almost a trance to feel the emotion or magic of each scene.

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February 3, 2010

Susie @ 10:32 am #

This is gorgeous, Tom! Very serene and peaceful.

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