The Artwork of
Kevin M. Haller
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October 14--6pm
"Little Yellow Tug Boat"
Oil   8x10
Inspiration and Design: View subject
I arranged a weekend camping/painting trip in Hermann, MO with my artist friends from the Missouri Plein Air Painters.  I arrived in Hermann Friday afternoon and, after setting up camp, found this remarkable river scene to paint.  It was a clear, mild October evening.  Autumn colors were plentiful.  The evening light was dramatically striking a parked tug boat directly across the river from town.  My primary goal for this painting was to capture the impact of the light on the scene.  I also found that the boat structures very visually appealing, and I selected a vantage point that would optimally show their form.