about 9x13 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
A light fog covered the canal this morning. Autumn and Spring are the fog times around here and I really look forward to these mornings. My goal was to capture the light and not go crazy with color. Fog helps with that; it's the great unifier. To me the most challenging part of plein air painting is creating color harmony. Granted nature has a exquisite color harmony on her own. Have you ever examined a single flower on its stem? Most are perfect complements. But when painting an entire landscape you need to choose.