Thursday, January 15, 2009

In the mist...


The river valley where I live in Oregon gets a lot of fog. It's been particularly heavy the past week, often lingering until late afternoon when it lifts to reveal a few hours of sunshine. Sometimes it feels a bit oppressive and gloomy, but I love what it does to the view. The trees, hills and buildings look mysterious and a bit magical in the heavy mist. And the light shining through as it begins to thin produces a beautiful glow.

Number of days until Bush's last full day in office: 4

16 comments:

Barbara said...

This is amazing!

Spinneretta said...

I love fog. I think it is probably my favourite type of weather- and we got some pretty good fogs back home in England :) They are not as impressive here in Virginia, but I love the light- which you captured SO well in your painting :) Love it!

Sherry said...

You've really captured a foggy moist look. Is it really in the 40s and 50s in your neck of the woods? Arrrrgh! We had a high of -8 today. The colors here are blue skies, white snow, and black tree limbs.

Denise said...

WOW! Great foggy feeling.

janabouc said...

Exquisite! Your watercolors are so fine. I live in the fog belt too.

Margaret Ann said...

This is beautifully done...lovely fresh color...soft faded is wonderful!

Aarti Harish said...

Wow...!!

marancat said...

This is lovely - really captures the foggy conditions.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Lovely. In fact, lots of lovely work on your blog since my last visit.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great painting, Sharon. You've beautifully captured the way fog diffuses the light and I know fog having grown up in San Francisco. Now I know cold! It is -5 here in Maine

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

You really captured it!

laura said...

Yes, it's wonderful! I love all the brushmarks and the spontaneous feel to it ... You've captured here the way watercolors work best, I think!

rachelhoward said...

Oh wow, that's so beautifully done! How did you get it to look so luminous like that where the sun is coming through? It looks like the paper is back-lit! Fabulous.

Anna T. said...

You really captured the light in this painting!

Ann said...

Beautiful. Wonderful mood in this piece - brilliantly done!

A Brush with Color said...

You really should keep up these every day paintings--your work has been just stunning, Sharon.e