Albert Bierstadt was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion.
This painting was a study from David Jansen's landscape class in rendering moving water. Multiple layers of transparent paint help to create the illusion that you can see through the water to the rocks below. Can't you just hear the rushing water as you view this work from the bank on the left. It is a crisp, Fall day. The air has a chill to it.
This was painted in acrylic on 36 x 24 x 1.5 gallery wrapped canvas. No frame necessary.