......and haze suffused everything. Standing on the shore my eyes burned....but the early morning color was so unique; unworldly but yet softly beautiful.
It was from fire smoke on the other side of the Cascade mountains and, while the source is very sad, the effect on color was certainly out of the ordinary. Normally this scene would be of deep green trees and very blue or blue green water sparkled with sun reflections.
Because little was as expected I had to do a lot of careful looking and mixing. Curiously some parts of the scene seemed to have ramped up color saturation. It was an interesting painting to attempt. The abstract patterning in the water was the most fun, not only to make it look like water but to lead the viewers eye around and about. This deserved a bigger canvas.
And I got to meet a lot of nice tourists and residents of the boats who stopped to chat. Unusual, no one mentioned that they had an aunt who could really paint.
On another note, have you checked out John Crump yet? I mentioned in the last post that he had a new video which I like....but I've really enjoyed all of his vids. Yes, I feel like an art pusher....but I don't even benefit from mentioning him....except to send you some place I think you'd enjoy. Head to the last post for the link.
Thanks for looking. And wishing safety for the fire fighters and the people living through hell....