My painting #46:
My wife and I normally go for a walk early morning if weather permits. This week I ended up alone on my walk in dense mist. At the top of a hill near us I took the photo below of the Waikato landscape clouded in mist with that one, thin warm streak of early sun near the horizon. I painted #46 shortly after that.
I took careful mental notes of the scene, and took one source photo:
As you can see in the painting I darkened the clouds to contrast more with the streak of light. I also warmed the sky because the photo greyed it too much.
Rilke helped with a poem featuring mist, roads and other things that move me:
R.M. Rilke, trans. Robert Bly in Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
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