Friday, December 5, 2008

Morning Fog

Morning Fog at the Pond
11 x 14
Available at Deborah Paris Fine Art


When I did the under painting for this piece a couple of weeks ago, I had something else in mind entirely. But lately, we've had this lovely morning fog and it was all I could think about when I got back to it yesterday. Technically the challenge was to keep the values as close as possible yet high key while using shifts in color temperature rather than value to give the painting visual interest. I love the way fog softens, envelops, hides the forms in the landscape.

7 comments:

Nancy Moskovitz said...

It's beautiful, and I love your explanation of the technical challenges. Thank you.

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Nancy. Thank you and thanks for visiting!

Sheila Vaughan said...

This is a terrific painting Deborah and yes, the values need to be quite close I agree. This one succeeds on all levels, composition, value, temperature etc.

Carolyn Finnell said...

I really love this. In many ways it reminds me of the works of Alexander John Drysdale (American/New Orleans, 1870-1934). He painted more or less the same bayou scene over and over again (one assumes because they sold) but the misty quality of this is very similar to his best ones. google him and see what I mean.

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Sheila. Thank you- as you know I have been enjoying the fog paintings you've posted recently too!

Hi Carolyn. I did Google Drysdale. AskArt refers to him as a Southern tonalist which I guess could apply to me as well. Thanks for introducing me to him!

Ed Terpening said...

Lovely atmosphere, here. I WISH our fog was this light.I can barely see across the street today!

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Ed- hope your painting weather improves!