This view of the Raquette River is just outside the town of Tupper Lake, New York along Rt 30. It is a scene that I have passed and admired many times in the last thirty years. Finally, I’ve gotten around to painting it.
Late morning is not usually the best time to paint. But on this particular day, there was a hazy overcast that created and exaggerated aerial perspective to the distant mountains and even the landscape on the far shorelines. By contrast, the foliage in the foreground seemed rich and vibrant.
Although painted in August, considered to be a summer month, the combination of weak light, grayish colored shapes in the distance and touches of red and orange foliage in the foreground seemed to presage fall.