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Caroline Henry Art Blog

Approaching Fog

by Caroline , August 18, 2009—12:00 AM

Topics: artists and their work, inspiration, light, mood, sea scape

Muted light begins to fade the afternoon as fog rolls in from the sea, already touching land on and beyond the distant point. Breakers in the foreground still sparkle with sunlit bright white. This 11×14 oil painting is on stretched canvas.

I painted this as much to capture a feeling as to depict the actual stretch of coast I saw being nibbled at by the encroaching fog. Fog and sun played tag for a good long while that day before the fog won out. The atmosphere was rich in that scent we say "smells like the ocean" as beads of moisture carry the odors of salt and sea life.

I painted later in the studio from my memories.



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