Monday, December 10, 2007
December 10, 2007 Fog in Early Winter
I went to the National Gallery yesterday. I needed to see the Turner exhibit again. This visit I spent time looking at other paintings as well. I noticed how many painters used the dark/light "trick." Pretty much everyone from Caravaggio to Courbet used it. They were all studio painters, with some studies outside. I never quite looked at it that way. So this morning I worked with an older black and white sketch of a branch of the foggy Potomac. No written color references, so I was free to interpret. Just the joy of making a place.