Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Hudson Public Library stands right next to a wide bend in the Assabet River.  This bend looks like a lake when viewed from shore.  The water's edge has beautiful plants such as cattails and  grasses.  One foggy July morning, clouds were approaching from the west, and reflections in the water were clear.  I set up my easel and made a "premier coup" (one-strike) oil painting at the site.  I used a limited palette: cobalt blue, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson, burnt umber and titanium white,  with a linen-covered 12x18 panel.  
Foggy Day on the Assabet River in Hudson, MA