Misty Morning © 2013 by Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
16 x 20 inches • oil on 3/4" cradled GessobordTM
private collection • Richardson, Texas
This bayou is just down the road from us, about half a mile away. I love the way the morning fog makes the distant trees look all soft and hazy.
With this one I was going for a balance between simplifying the shapes and keeping the feeling of wildness. I’ve been studying Susan Sarback’s beautiful paintings and her use of color ... I would love to take one of her workshops. She teaches not too far from where my husband’s parents live in northern California, so maybe one day I’ll get the chance!