Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Michael Chesley Johnson - Painting Fog

On foggy days, what subject is best? Well, you certainly don't want to try painting a broad vista! When we have fog, I look for something colorful, like a boat or building, or a close-up view of the natural landscape. Even on the foggiest days, the world right at your feet often features a great deal of warm, exciting color.

Yesterday, we had persistent fog, so I took the workshop out to Herring Cove, where I knew there'd be some good color in the grasses. I did these two small paintings, playing with the composition but keeping the same palette for each.

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