I picked the Blood and Roberts paintings to study how they create visual depth. Lack of aerial perspective ruins many a landscape/seascape painting. Just google "plein air painting" images and you'll see what I mean. (Here's what my friend Stan Prokopenko says about the subject.) I also like how both these artists use simple graphic shapes.
|A vineyard scene after Brian Blood, 8x10, oil on linen|
|Seascape after Ray Roberts, 8x10, oil on linen|
|Lily pond after Richard Oversmith, 8x8", oil on linen|