Thursday, March 22, 2012

Socked In


Today's paint out was at Samuel Lewis State Park.  I was so excited for the rest of my plein air group to see the expansive river view from the top of the hill.  I was looking forward to painting that vista, but we arrived to find the area dense with fog.  Visibility was only about 100 yards ahead and the "view" was under a white cloud.  Most of us decided to make the best of the unique lighting of the day and focused on the rock formations and veiled trees.  Though it was not the painting I had planned on doing, I am happy with the results.  You can never really plan on nature to give you the perfect conditions, but it usually presents something different, and often better.

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  1. I absolutely love the lighting in this. Serendipity, because I think it turned into a fabulous painting. Really well done. :)

  2. Thanks Crystal for that nice comment!

  3. Lovely atmosphere, I can imagine being there. Nice sense of depth too.