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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Misty Paintings and Limited Palette


"Hauling in the Fog" study, 6 x 6, oil on panel

I am continuing with the lobster boat series while I am still in the New England area.  Once I get to the Caribbean I shift to more tropical themes!  I have several references and sketches that I have been playing with over the past couple of weeks.  I am exploring different ways to communicate a misty, moody atmosphere.  Both these studies use a limited palette of three colors to create neutral greys with just a couple spots of pure color.  The looser brushwork in the painting below also helps to create the misty quality of the painting.


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