Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011 - Foggy Day!

Today was a study in controlling close values. We are going through a big thaw right now and there is a huge amount of moisture in the air. Temps were up into the high 40's at least. Nice to be out.


'February Fog' - oil on linen - 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson '11


'Backyard Fog' - oil on linen - 9x16 © Marc R. Hanson '11

14 comments:

Kristin said...

I love these two paintings! The colors that you used are perfect for painting fog!

Sonya Johnson said...

These are both great, but the second one is...wow! Your ability to portray such simple scenes in such an engaging way says everything about your aesthetic and technical expertise.

Thanks for sharing these.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I can't believe that I know what the painting on top is supposed to be of. How on earth did you pull it off? I'm analyzing the details (like the scale indicators) to try to figure it out.

Marian Fortunati said...

Amazing... The paintings ...
and the fact that 40 is up for you. It was 40 today in SoCal and we thought it was cold.

Angus Wilson Studio said...

Liking the last one Backyard Fog! I agree with the last post N. California has turned me soft - 40 sounds cold! ;-)

Typh said...

Backyard Fog is the master piece!
Bravo Marc!

Frank - Italy

Lorna said...

Backyard Fog is a totally beautiful work. You can feel the cold, sense the softness of the atmosphere and hear the quietness of the moment.
Its totally breathtaking!!

Bruce Trewin said...

Your control of tonal values and hue is incredible Marc. You can feel the cold air! Our daffodils are up here in Southwest France.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Beautifully atmospheric. You nailed 'em Marc.

Nanny said...

Yes. Yet another one. Sara M.

Daroo said...

I agree, these are both great. Specific, yet poetic.

I've wanted to paint something similar but so far have only managed to fill up a couple of CF cards with photos of Snowy Fog -- This weather phenomenon doesn't seem to last that long and even though the temp is warmer and there is no wind, the moisture in the air has a penetrating chill.

You've captured that in these paintings -- well done!

Jala Pfaff said...

I love these neutral-color scenes.

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Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you all very much for your comments. Since painting that, the snow melted and then came back! I was thinking that a T shirt would be my attire for this week. But it sounds like long underwear and boots again.

Thanks.