Thursday, October 14, 2010

fog, focal point, and subordinate areas

 
Fog..oh fog is a wonderful thing to paint....why you ask? Fog makes you focus on one thing then it quickly dissolves all that is not important. You need to select an area that excites you then employ all your tricks. Possibilities include: your strongest change of value, the sharpest edges, most interesting color. In this painting I chose to use only neutralized color, but through use of complements, I hoped to create a vibration.

3 comments:

Judy Mackey said...

And yet, fog is a difficult element to capture...you've done a beautiful job! This looks wonderful.

Bob Lafond said...

I walked as fast as I could to get into the park this morning, as I could see the fog was lifting. When I arrived, everything was clear as a bell. The fog had shifted and now was behind me on the river. You can't count on fog.

loriann said...

Hi Judy! Thank you for your comment and thanks for visiting my blog!

Hi Bob! Fog is elusive...that's possibly another reason it is so beautiful...hard to find, hard to stay still. Like a beautiful flower, it doesn't last. Love your new trees at the park/chaos series!