Sunday, October 2, 2022

Foggy Morning


Foggy morning, 5am, casein

I have to wake up early and paint quickly to capture this unusual light effect. At the edge of the motel parking lot, down-facing streetlights illuminate the fog. Everything is pitched to a high key.


Bevan said...

Was this primed in red or just a red water soluble pencil drawing underneath?

Unknown said...

Wow! I'm always so impressed with your art. The effect you captured here is amazing, and I love all the different colors that made their way into this painting. Love your work. :)

Gini said...

I just saw you in the Int’l Artist Mag. painting in the rain. It looked fascinating how you were able to do that. If you don’t mind, where did you find that umbrella stand? I’m in Arizona and the rainy season has pretty much passed, but I would like to prepare for the future. Thank you! Gini

James Gurney said...

Gini, in those magazine photos I'm using a Matthews C-stand or "century stand." It's a basic piece of movie grip equipment, useful for many things.

Bevan, I think the reddish edge you see showing through is some Venetian red casein drawn with a brush to delimit the compositional shape. I believe this was painted over white watercolor paper.