|9x18 pastel and watercolor on Uart|
This particular time the fog was light and ready to break. Not long into the start of the painting I could see the sun at the edge of the trees. Correct values are once again the most important thing when painting and that includes painting fog when the values are all so close. In this scene the fog was in the distance and the grass where I stood was simply soaked with dew.
As with any painting it is important to select your dominant color and orchestrate your color. The sky is where I look to find my dominant color. The beautiful melon sky can be made more lovely by the colors placed in the adjacent land and the moving from warm to cool in the actual sky.
I have begun a new BIG painting that will be based on the plein air piece (at the top of the page.) Here is the underpainting...which I did in pastel and Liquin!