In this watercolor, Sawyier used black for water, yellow and green for foilage, and rust for leaves and bark of the sycamore trees. At a distance, these colors blend in harmony in the impressionistic style. Serenity can easily be used to describe the softness of Sawyier's works of art. When viewing a Sawyier landscape, the viewer realizes a sense of peacefulness, and can easily imagine themselves at the very location shown. This scene would have been on the Elkhorn Creek and one of Sawyier's favored fishing spots.
This painting was probably completed in the 1890's. For many years, it was owned a prominent Frankfort, Kentucky family.
4 1/2" x 9"