The painting belongs to the famous Volga period of the artist. The ordinary Volga coast with a city visible in the distance possesses extraordinary attractiveness, fabulousness and inexplicable optimism.
Dusk is approaching the shore. The opposite shore is already dominated by the threshold of night, shrouded in haze, a sleepy evening translucent veil.
The city on the shore is still quite visible. Two dominants - fire tower and the church - bring into the landscape that sense of peace and reliability that many art historians have noted. The author seems to be trying to convey some information about the depicted city.
Particular attention of the artist is drawn to a detached house under a red roof. It is known that the author himself stayed in this house every time he visited the Volga.
The variety of shades of green used by the author to convey the lush greenery of the steep coast very accurately and reliably reflect the diversity and richness of coastal vegetation.
But the Volga itself was especially good at the author. The evening light turned the great Russian river into a shining, dense stream of golden color. A light pink hue gives this stream a golden, precious plume. The barely marked evening sky, almost white, fills the picture with lightness, coolness and silence. Peace is the main thing in the picture, the author dedicated his work to the image of peace and majestic silence.