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Matthew Sievers

The River Leads

Oil on canvas, 96"h x 60"w, Item No. 20432,

Being the son of an accomplished oil painter, I grew up with my father constantly pointing out the colors in a lake or river. As we fished, and occasionally Painted outdoors together there was always an art lesson to be had. Now, as a father of four, I find myself giving the same lessons in seeing Color in a shadow , or reflecting off of a river to the under branches of a tree. And there’s nothing like seeing an absolutely fantastic sunset reflected in the water where you forget about what you’re doing, and just sit in the quiet with a loved one as the colors continue to change. I was able to reflect on that feeling of peacefulness with my boys out in nature as I painted this piece.