Tuesday, February 17

A Study in the Illusion of Distance

Quiet Lakeshore
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
16 x 20 in/40.6 x 50.8 cm
Copyright Byrne Smith 2015

Fulfilling one of my goals for the new year, that is, to paint more boats, I present today's image
I painted this from a reference photo allowing its use by painters and artists.

I like the calming, cool blue atmosphere and the quiet mood implied by the empty rowboats waiting by the lakeshore.

The painting also turned out to be a study in creating the illusion of distance using the fore-, mid-, and backgrounds.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it.

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