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Fog City

5 x 7 inches
oil on panel

Today San Francisco was in signature form : Bright white fog alternating with deep blue sky, with a brisk wind to push it as fast as possible over our pastel-painted city. This is my attempt to capture it.

I am also working on a more ambitious landscape in the mornings of slanted shadows on a tree-lined path. It's taking me several sessions to capture it all but I'll post it soon.

Workshops and teachers are valuable, but really nothing beats painting and drawing every single day. I have learned so much in the last couple weeks of painting every day. I dream every night about brush strokes and the feel of a brush dragging paint. There really is nothing like paint.

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Reader Comments (2)

Hi Sadie, I really like your work. This piece really does have a foggy mood to it, very soft. I also like your broad brush strokes on many of your pieces. My college room mates's last name was Jernigan(many years ago). Have any relatives in Arkansas? Her father was a judge.

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentern. rhodes harper

Thank you very much!

Actually at this point I don't think about brush strokes very much, I just make the stroke that best attempts to emulate what I see. I actually think my strokes are too similar in size and direction all over, but that's slowly evolving on it's own as I learn to see better (hopefully!)

Yeah, I've heard there are Jernigans spread all over. I don't know anyone at all in Arkansas, though :)

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSadie Jernigan Valeri
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