River At Dawn

Impressionist landscape painting by artist Steve Allrich.

River At Dawn
36 x 36 inches | Acrylic on canvas
Steve Allrich

This is more (truly) Impressionistic than I usually paint, but the subject just begged to be handled in that manner. I used a pretty big brush for the entire painting, resisting the urge to refine it. In fact, the longer I worked on it, the simpler and less defined it became. One of the things I've always appreciated about Impressionism is the sense of unity that the broken color lends to the painting (that's what I was going for, anyway). So the brushwork is pretty uniform throughout. It was a lot of fun to paint.