Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fog on River - Finished


Fog on River - Finished
Originally uploaded by linfrye
As a final step, I added a bit of 'cattail' like grasses to the bank and let it dry.

I used more 'warm' colors than the cooler blues, which would change the mood of this piece .... I suppose I have a preference for warm colors these days of cold temperatures!

I''m looking forward to seeing other methods posted! Demonstating a method sure takes a bit more thought, preparation and time than it seems when you 'read' the entry! LOL So again, a huge thank you to those of you who share your way of working and methods of painting !!! It sure is a labor of love!

PS -- The difference between the finished painting and the others is twofold -- I used my camera for taking photos of the 'wet' work -- it's an inexpensive camera and tends to distort the color ... and second, the finished work was scanned after it was dry (which is lighter) -- I find my scanner to be truer to the colors used -- although the subtle pinks and yellows tend to fade out

16 comments:

Joan said...

Linn, I enjoyed seeing this step-by-step. It really was a pleasure to watch as you removed paint for the ripples in the water. You did a very good job of showing the fog. I've only done one fog painting, but this may inspire me to do another. Great choice of colors too.

Tami said...

This is so beautifully done! Thank you for showing your steps. I just don't feel like I know enough to show any one how to do anything. So I'll just watch and learn!

Teri C said...

Lin, this is a wonderful sequence of events to go from a blank paper to a beautiful painting. It's always interesting to see how others paint. Thank you.

Robyn said...

Brava, Lin. From the moment you lifted out the ripples in the water I was entranced! This is a very professional presentation and a beautiful watercolour.
You realise we will be expecting more ;) What I'd like to know is how you manage to stop and take photographs before your paper dries out!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Absolutely beautiful. I admire your fog, Lin!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is very beautiful, Lin!
hugs, chris

Penny said...

what a great tutorial Lin, and the finished painting is lovely

laureline said...

Wonderful job on those reflections, Lin! With all that you have to do in life, it certainly WAS a labor of love for you to have made this time-consuming posts! Thank you for sharing your process.

Jenny said...

Lin, this is a wonderful WIP and a beautiful painting. I truly appreciate your time and effort, and I have learned a lot from your steps.

Jona said...

Lin, this is a dream!! Amazingly beautiful. The atmosphere you created is fantastic.

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for sharing your method!!! I learned a lot already, but I'll surely return to your detailed description of the process again.

May I ask you which scanner do you use? (I have a multifunctional printer/.../scanner from Lexmark and the scanner is doing a terrible job. :( So I'm able only to take photos of my sketches.)

Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Great project and beautiful painting. You really captured the mood. Thanks so much for sharing your methods. I DO have lots to learn - oh my!
Shirley

Nature and Me said...

Watching the step-by-step WIP has been a good learning experience for me. The final painting has turned out to be excellent.

Terry Banderas said...

Lin--

Very nice painting. You kept everything soft which develops that nice misty look and feel. Your handling of reflections looks realistic. I think this is one of your best.

Linda said...

Beautiful final painting! I just love the atmosphere! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
:-)

janabouc said...

Terrific work! When I teach watercolor it seems like someone in every class asks for a demonstration of how to paint fog. You've done a fabulous job of showing it and the painting is gallery-worthy!

africantapestry said...

I've just discovered your post Lin1 I completely forgotten about it and earlier I was browsing through the latest artist magazine, seeing a process demonstrated and it hit me...I never saw your process with me going to SA. So I immediatley had to come and search for it and what a delight! It was wonderful to see how you work and it is SO professional!I loved following you step by step and the end result is so atmosphgeric and everything you did along the way made perfect sense....thanks for sharing, I'll come back to this post often.
ronell