That's the title of my latest painting, finished (I think) today.

Once again a view of Sinclair Inlet, which is a part of the Puget Sound.
My town, Port Orchard, runs along the south side of Sinclair Inlet. The US Navy Base in Bremerton is across the way. 

On sunny days the aircraft carriers are huge and looming. In the fog, they take on a different character.

I took several reference shots a about a week ago on a densely foggy morning.
We were actually on our way to Port Townsend for some ginger ice cream and a walk through that beautiful Victorian waterfront town, with a stop planned for the way home to visit Shine Tidelands State Park on the Hood Canal. 

The foggy views that morning before we had even gotten out of our own little town were the best pictures of the day.
I took several reference shots.

On the other hand, the park with the great name (Shine Tidelands- I mean, come on! ) was really kind of a bust.
The dirt road in was horribly pitted and rutted. There was nothing shiny, and the waterfront area was miniscule.
The views were all pretty much obscured by the Hood Canal Bridge, which is not particularly beautiful. 
Oh well. 

This is the first of the foggy local views to be made into a painting. There are two more planned. 

                        Ghosts (c) Rose Guastella 2017. Oils on canvas. 12" x 24"

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Comment by Rosigami on November 4, 2017 at 5:35pm

Notes on process:

I used an ultramarine blue acrylic wash over the surface of the canvas before I started. I wanted this baby COLD. 
The painting itself was made using just 3 colors. Mostly Titanium White with a little Chromatic Black to make all the grays. I used a bare dot of Payne's Gray in the mix as well, just to cool it off a little more. 
(Chromatic Black is a black that has no actual black pigment in it. Instead, it's a perfect mix of two complementary colors like green and red that produce a black made of color! A little bit of art magic! And Payne's Gray is a very cool blue-gray) 

Comment by koshersalaami on November 4, 2017 at 6:40pm

Well done, well named, well described

Comment by Rosigami on November 4, 2017 at 11:23pm

Thanks, Kosh. 

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Comment by Rodney Roe on November 5, 2017 at 6:26pm

Very dreamy, impressionistic scene.

Ginger ice cream?  Next time I'm in Port Townsend I'll try it.

Comment by Julie Johnson on November 5, 2017 at 6:32pm

It 'feels' cold and wet.  Love it!

Comment by Rosigami on November 5, 2017 at 6:42pm

Rodney, yes, impressionistic; thats exactly what I was going for! 

The store in Port T is Elevated Ice Cream. All home-made, and pretty incredible.

Comment by Rosigami on November 5, 2017 at 6:44pm

Julie, thank you! 

Comment by alsoknownas on November 6, 2017 at 7:17am

Just back from a weekend at a coastal art gallery festival.

You could hold your own with the best.


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