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«Steam Boat Mississippi River'. Chris Rutledge Chris Rutledge
«Steam Boat Mississippi River» is an expansive impressionist painting that captures a nostalgic scene from the Mississippi River. The acrylic on canvas medium allows the artist to employ thick paint and bold brush strokes, providing the painting with depth and a texture that compels the viewer to explore every inch of the canvas.

At the heart of the piece is an iconic steamboat, rising out of the blue waters of the Mississippi. Its form is finely detailed yet retains the painterly approach characteristic of impressionism, resulting in a beautiful blend of realism and expressiveness. The river beneath the boat is not a stark blue, but rather an inviting mix of azure tinted with the orange hues of the sunset sky, a deliberate play of complementary colors.

The sky above is filled with the glow of an orange sunset, its warmth encapsulating the scene in a soft, dreamy aura. This orange saturation spills onto the blue water, creating dazzling reflections that dance on the river surface, enhancing the overall vivacity of the scene.

In the background, the silhouettes of trees offer a gentle contrast, their hazy outlines contributing to the sense of depth and adding an air of mystery to the composition. Rendered in pastel colors, they balance the vivid palette used for the foreground elements, ensuring the painting remains harmonious.

Steam Boat Mississippi River is a testament to the rich tapestry of life along the Mississippi River. Its large scale serves to immerse the viewer fully, drawing them into this vibrant expressionist tableau. The painting is not only a tribute to the iconic river and its steam-powered boats but also an exploration of light, color, and the sheer power of nature.
«Steam Boat Mississippi River'
Art by Independent Artists,  Digital Art,  Digital Art
Author: Chris Rutledge
3.8 x  101.6 x  76.2 cm  /   1.5 x  40 x  30 in
Themes: Landscape  /   Genre: Impressionnism  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: may 19, 2023 / Modified: may 19, 2023
Copyright Chris Rutledge

Nicole Retureau
Premium members Nicole Retureau , May 24
Magnifique vos couleurs, bravo c'est très lumineux.
«Steam Boat Mississippi River'
877 €  623 £  1,000 $ 
Private collection
Chris Rutledge
Chris Rutledge
Artist Painter 
Longmont, United States
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