Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fog on Mt. Talbert

Since I had painted this tree several times before, though smaller, the first session was more developed than usual. After the second, I thought I had lost it`s 'promise' and was confused how I managed that. As I proceeded I realized the difficulty was in the color intensity. Because I was painting fog, the close values were more tonalist. The challenge was to suggest the mist and the receding mountain while keeping the foreground sharp.


kate said...

Oh, thank you for that demonstration and the lesson in tonalism. Your final painting is wonderfully evocative of a foggy atmosphere.

I loved the Whistler painting, but wished he had left out the "falling rocket" part. I liked it better when it was just a magical sky. Titles! This was a lesson for me too. Don't tell your audience what to see.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I really enjoy your fotos in a series like this...and with such a subject as fog,,,it was interesting to see how the piece