So I've been thinking about how to capture the mist that I'm seeing on overcast days or in the early morning. It has been occupying my mind for a while. This painting is called "Mistfiied", and it is an attempt to show how the mist settles and moves at the same time. I'm not sure the mist painting is completely out of my system yet.
Watching the mist, I notice that at different times, it highlights different trees. A friend of mine also commented that she will notice trees that she hadn't noticed before because the mist has managed to make the background disappear, where it once was so visible that these particular trees were unnoticed. Interesting...
There are people who get "lost in the crowd", people who are actually quite special and have a lot to offer, or a unique viewpoint, but somehow become invisible next to the noise, and roar around them. So maybe the mist is a bit like a gift to these trees that are seldom seen. The mist gives them their chance to shine. Maybe that is what has attracted me to this mist and why it has captured my imagination.
Liz R. Derksen is an artist living in BC.