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.