August 13, 2006


Yesterday we had a memorial to attend fairly close to the City. As we were coming home the fog had started to roll in, making the City appear to float above the foreground. In the actual view there are over passes and "stuff" obscuring the view. I was so taken with the way that it looked, I tried painting it, HUMMM, well, I certainly have a lot to learn about that whole concept. But at least I tried it! I removed the "stuff" in the foreground, but then had a rough time getting that strip of land to recede. Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jana Bouc said...

You really captured the foggy light and did a beautiful job with your composition and the colors. I'm glad you left out some of the details that would have cluttered the scene. I often get so interested in the details that the composition suffers so I admire this a lot. Nice job!

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Good job, Tami, with a difficult subject. Just a few thoughts ... remember that land will cast a reflection in the water. That will help tie the foreground and the water together. You could be even less descriptive in the background which would push it even farther into the fog ... maybe soften some of the edges. Sharp edges attract attention ... "lost" edges help things recede ...

11:32 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

I think this is so wonderfully done, Tami -- and so 'mood-ish'!!! I LOLVE IT!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Tami, you are doing so great on your paintings! I love this one! Wow, keep up the great work!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

In looking at this today, when I am not so tired, I realize that the water goes up at the lower right. That wouldn't be correct, I didn't catch it last night before I posted this. I keep telling myself that I need to wait a few hours after I have finished a drawing, before I post it. It would give me time to identify and fix mistakes; but NOOO, it's off to the press, for me!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Tami- You must be taking hard-on-yourself lessons from me. You didn't say how you did it - did you stop and spend time there, snap a picture, etc. - but I think you captured a lot of it really well. And editing out what you did was definitely the right decision. Also, I'm glad you posted it when you did.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Thanks Everyone! I do tend to pick on myself but I want to get better and if I think everything I do is great, how am I to improve? I learned a lot from trying this. It is a picture snapped out the window going 50-60 mph. Just enough info. to work it up, none of the foreground is real, well, there is water but none of the land.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Tami, I think you've done a lovely atmospheric illustration here and you've spotted the one thing that I would change.

1:14 AM  

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