Saturday, October 20, 2012

"Fragile Evidence"

Fresh off the easel and food for thought,

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."
~Henri Matisse
Fragile Evidence, 8x10, oil on panel
This is a painting I began with my students, and worked on for a few couple weeks, 20 minutes at a time, then finished up at home. 

I was focusing on a few specific concepts with this piece:

~selectively using hard and soft edges. 
~mixing up interesting grays.
~selectively using transparent or opaque paint.
~scumbling so that the warm underpainting shows through in some places.
~and oiling out.
~glazing toward the end.

Can you see those things incorporated?

This is the third small fog piece I've done, you may see the others at my post about them, Suburbia Obscured, and Fog on Heather Ridge.

Don't forget about my upcoming show at:
Art Folk Gallery, Nov 3, 5-9 pm, Vann & Young Building,
1731 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL, USA.

If you are in town stop in and say hi!


  1. Thanks Erin! It was really relaxing to do something so small and mushy, but I could see doing some giant fog paintings.



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