Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops
with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy
“Paint Live from your home with Evelyn and fellow artists”
Painting “Fog and Light”
March 17, 18 & 19th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
12:00 noon Atlantic Standard Time
Three sessions 3 hours each
with follow up with Evelyn as wished
To sign up, just go to “Book A V.I.E.W”
Living in Maine, and growing up in Nova Scotia means I am very familiar with fog! I’ve always loved it, and the sound of a foghorn is haunting – sort of the same feeling that you get hearing a train whistle way off in the distance. So this painting that we will be doing is loaded with feeling.
There are all kinds of fog. Fog that is light and misty and rises from the meadow and fields and skips over the water’s edge. There is fog that we wake up to, where the visibility is almost obliterated but as the time passes, it burns off and a bright blue sky appears.
Then there is this kind of fog. We call it “pea soup” fog because it is just so thick. On this particular morning in Newfoundland, I walked down to the shore with my camera and stood for a while. There wasn’t much to see. Just a fallen down shack on stilts perched at the edge of the bay. An old dory in the grass. It was still quite dark, but there was so much going on quietly in this scene.
I am sure that it doesn’t look very promising! Perhaps you have faced this dilemma.
You want to paint a particular scene but your photos are not very good.
Let’s see what we can do with this one.
But I was very inspired by the thickness of the fog, the small changes in color, and most of all, the way in which this scene was so representative of Newfoundland. I also thought that the helter skelter pattern of those old planks would be good design elements. And of course, the light hitting the end of the dory was exciting!
This is the finished painting that we will be using a reference for our workshop.
Fog can be many colors; I did color studies using different mixtures of complements to see which I liked best.
I added the two fellows by the boat, imaging what their conversation might be. I knew it would be very important to let light shine through the fog, still maintaining what I loved about this scene.
At the end, I added gulls. Light ones against dark, and dark against light.
I hope you will join me! Just go to Book A View to register.
I’ll look forward to painting one of my favorite places with you. I always enjoy seeing your paintings after the workshop, and having a conversation with you if you have any questions. Your success is my goal. That’s what it’s all about!
Evelyn Dunphy Studio
596 Fosters Point Road
West Bath, ME 04530