THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Gentle waves ripple along the ever-moving river in the foreground of the River Areni Painting as the body of water travels along the left-center of the painting. A man stands off to the right side of the riverbed admiring the water. Behind him are rows of trees with their leaves cast in varying shades of green and red, suggesting that the painting takes place on an autumn day. Mountains tower in the background, their sharp peaks leaning to and fro and cast in both the dwindling light and the shadows of a clearly dying day.