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Saturday, March 31, 2012

And its storming again today, too!

I have been working on this snow-y fog scene from photo's taken about 2 weeks ago.  We had snow, but also heavy fog coming down the mountain behind the ranch house on Foothill.  I shot a few pictures, then ran inside to start a fire, but keep thinking how could I actually paint the fog effects, and have them look believable?    I choose a 18 x 24 inch Amber-sand pastelbord in grey and drew out the composition and then slowly worked on this.  At one point, I placed a photo of it on Wet Canvas and asked for feedback.  Many good artists did come online and offer suggestions to help solve the issues I was having.  I really appreciated the feedback and tried to use many of the suggestions.   My main problem seemed to be values, and in this type of painting, where you have to work with close-values it can be diffeicult.  But this is where it is now, and I will leave it on the easel for awhile and see if anything jumps out at me to fix.


  1. It's lookin' good! I really see the fog in this - good job!

  2. Thanks Carolyn, this is a different pic on here now--I took the former one off and replaced it with this one which I think has better values. Can you tell? I will stop here.

  3. Ida this is looking very good. I love the colors in the snow foreground. I love the muddy road. The muddy road makes me feel like the end of winter is near, or reminds of that feeling. Rain here, but no snow.....yet.......


  4. The landscape is awesome and I think you got the fog effect very well.