David Farquharson (1839-1907), The End of the Day's Fishing, 56 x 91.5 cm
This oil landscape by David Farquharson (Scottish/English, 1839-1907) has a marvelous sense of scale and depth.
A few observations:
1. Note the tiny fishermen figures on the right side of the picture.
2. Also, the tiny slivers of light reflecting off the water in the middle ground.
3. The foreground is illuminated and the middle ground is shadowed, the reverse of many grand landscape painters.
4. The corners of the composition are "dodged" or "blocked"—that is, darkened to keep the attention in the middle of the picture.
5. Well orchestrated atmospheric perspective. The dark colors in the extreme distance are lightened and cooled.
More about atmospheric perspective in Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter