Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Light and Fog

Regular followers of my blog will know that we've had an uncommon amount of fog lingering deep into summer. Some might consider this an obstacle to plein air painting, but I welcome it. There's nothing like the silvery light that can play over surfaces when the fog is drifting in.

One day, I went down to Herring Cove beach to paint the grasses. The barrier beach that protects Lake Glensevern, Franklin D. Roosevelt's old swimming hole, from the pounding winter waves of the Bay of Fundy is a healthy mat of grass. The grass extends for a mile, the full length of the beach. On this day, although it was clear on the ground, the fog was right overhead, casting a beautiful, silver light that was reflected from every blade.

"Light and Fog"
(from the beach looking out to Herring Cove and Great Head)
5x7, oil, en plein air

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