Monday, September 26, 2011

A painting of landscape shrouded in fog at our Carmel Paintout

"Fog over Monterey Peninsula"
20" x 16" Watercolor

Here is the first piece I painted on the Carmel Paintout. I left sunny San Jose and travelled to cool and foggy Pacific Grove. I was one of the first artists to arrive. I looked across the water towards Monterey from Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. The trees were just muted shapes in the fog. I painted them wet-into-wet using Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, and Magenta.

The sandstone cliffs were topped by the rusty color of the prolific ice plant. The rocks were awash in breaking waves. Below my perch, the surfers were already out and their voices drifted up from the water.

8 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, I like the mood and mystery of your landscape; most inspiring! And, I enjoyed looking at your recent postings; wonderful!

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful job on the fog, Mary. This is just lovely!

Marie Theron said...

Mary, this painting is very accomplished and absolutely faultless!

Barbra Joan said...

Mary, your work is showing so much proffesionalism.. I love what your doing ... I know this exact place you've painted.. BJ

hw (hallie) farber said...

Mary--you landscape artist--this is so beautiful and so different from the previous painting. Marie is right; absolutely faultless!

Mary Paquet said...

Peggy, really nice to hear from you. I enjoy your paintings on Facebook.

Sherry, thanks,

Marie and Hallie, I am on a landscape painting binge ever since doing them in Provence.

Barbra Joan, it's one special place, isn't it!

lifeartist said...

It really takes discipline to paint landscape; the discipline to edit. You are a very good editor. It's some thing I have always struggled to do. There is not a single extraneous stroke in this painting. Each one functions well and is essential to the whole. Well done.

Mary Paquet said...

Davida, thanks so much for checking in on my blog and your encouragement. I've revisited landscape painting lately after a workshop in Provence and I am finding the challenge very satisfying. I love reducing the the scene to more basic elements.