Salt marshes and meadowlands make interesting subjects for drawings and paintings. The flatness of the land and the water snaking through the grass make it easy to guide the viewer's eye into the drawing. Although long pictures can be interesting, the artist feels there is often too much area of no interest. To avoid that problem in this scene, he moved the house on the right into the picture, eliminating most of the large tree bank. To make the water the center of interest, he shortened the left side also. This is a good example of aerial perspective. He made the tree bank furthest away an eighth value, but the foreground trees are darker in value. The house on the right becomes important because of the strong contrast between the light house and dark trees behind it.
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