The painting is of the bridge that goes over the Ohio River from Milton, Kentucky to Madison, Indiana. It is an important painting because the historic bridge will be torn down in the near future and I want people to remember it.
The painting shows the bridge across the top with the city of Madison below. The hills in back of the city are in shadow which is portrayed in blue. Madison itself is the focus, especially with the white steeples reaching upwards. Note the reflections of them painted into the water below. Also note that the river reflects the blue sky and the bridge. I’m somewhat distraught that the bridge will be gone — to me, the city and the bridge are very much a part of each other.