Sunday, December 14, 2008

Twilight fog

Twilight Fog
5 x 7 oils

There is something fascinating about fog and how it creeps over the landscape. Its something I've enjoyed for as long as I can remember. While its not fun to drive in, especially at night, it brings a quiet peace over everything, muffling sound and sight.

Twilight has a similar effect as it mutes colour and makes edges lose their definition. here I was trying for a combination of the two with just a hint of lights on the headland through the fog as darkness falls.

The painting is still wet, so the reflection in the sky really shouldn't be there.


annie said...

This is so lovely, Jeanette. I love the fog, especially by the sea, but also when it draws fingers through a hill of evergreens so that just the tips show.

Anita said...

Jeanette, this is STUNNING! I love it! My kind of picture - now why can't I do that???

Jo Castillo said...

Very beautiful and descriptive. Sorry I haven't been around. You have some great sketching going on in the few previous posts. I hope to catch up soon.

Teresa Mallen said...

Stunning work Jeanette! You have done a beautiful job depicting fog. I too love the light at twilight. It is one of my favourite times of day to go for a walk with my dog.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Annie. Fog transforms landscapes and makes them so interesting.

Anita, thank you. I think I have happy accidents whereas you have consistant good results. :)

Hi Jo! There's lots going on this time of year but we'll all catch up eventually.

Thanks Teresa. The light is so very different at twilight isn't it? A whole series just on twilight would never get boring.

Mary said...

Jeanette, this is gorgeous! So minimalist but with so much content in the expression.

Robyn said...

I'm sorry I missed this beautiful painting earlier. I love the way it makes me strain to seek out the tiny lights on the distant headland and then delight in their reflection on the water. You've captured the experience of fog beautifully, Jeanette.

Gesa said...

Hm... I'm rather partial to fog and twilight myself. This one's is lovely, and I'm envious (again) of the sea... no sea in sight where I am but I may find a pond or stream if I keep looking. I hope you'll be having a very good holiday!