Fog Bank at Sunset
My focus of the trees in the background held up and my brushwork is loose with optical colour mixing which is what I've been trying for all summer with all my still life setups outdoors. A little easier to manage with the still life objects even though the sun was always shifting there also. In the landscapes it seemed the light changes are more dramatic. Especially at the end of the day as I was out painting the Steveston view after 4PM yesterday.
When I arrived there was a bit of fog that had come in but I missed the full impact of it as it was just receding and the sun came out fully in minutes. Quite the chill in the air also for the little that I experienced of it. Later I was looking around to find a view I wanted to paint and settled on the distant docks with the fog bank just behind them. While I was painting them I could see the fog advancing towards me but it didn't quite reach my location when it again receded. The boats were all blanketed in fog and could hardly be seen but came back after a while into view. I had a fellow stop to chat, he was a commercial fisherman and he said it was unusual for a fog to come in like that at sunset. I had thought I'd be doing the colours of the sunset but the fog was so interesting about an hour before, I decided that would be my focus no matter how brilliant the sunset colours got.
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