There is an ebb and flow of light and life along a river. The colorful scenery along the river changes with rocky shores, trees, bluffs and bends that vary to enhance the beauty of the landscape. I love to photograph rivers, and their landscape that changes from town to forest. A weekend offers me an opportunity to hike a trail along a river and capture some snapshots of the view.
I’m inspired by acclaimed artists that have painted scenic river landscapes filled with light. My photo essay of light and colorful river scenes includes images of river landscape art.
Hudson River School
Thomas Cole and Robert S. Duncanson of the Hudson River School of the mid-Nineteenth Century that was first American art movement composed of a group of landscape art painting nature.
Robert S. Duncanson
The bold colors and style in Rockwell Kent and Arthur Wesley Dow, Modernist painters of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, river scenes conveys the simple beauty and light in nature.
Arthur Wesley Dow
There colorful landscapes by contemporary wildlife artist, such as Stephen Lyman and Bev Doolittle, in their amazing artwork.