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.