Day 25: Fog and drizzle.

It was windy, cold and drippy this morning. I set up my easel on the driveway outside the back door, but it started getting drizzled on. So I moved it under the overhang and painted the view of the foothills draped in fog.  I had a small panel painted dioxazine purple, which I thought would help set a moody tone. I had to paint fast – really fast – as the light kept fading in and out, the fog lifting and resettling. A good exercise and opportunity to study value and color.

Summer Fog on the Foothills, oil on linen, 9″ x 12″. Click here to see my set-up:

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My set-up under the entrance overhang: