On this day I set up at the very mouth of the harbor, looking into it from a distance. Even though it was about 10 am in the morning, the sun was just reaching the harbor basin. The low light streaming in from the left created a bright reflection on the morning mist that blocked most of the buildings and boats in the inner harbor from view. There were intense reflections in the water as well. I was hesitant at first to try to paint the scene because it was difficult to see into the harbor at all, but it was very striking and I couldn't resist trying. As I painted the mist lifted and a few more of the distant structures became visible. I omitted some for simplicity and barely suggested others, letting the light dominate.
This was a quick attempt to capture some of the feeling of that morning light.
|Early Morning in Noyo Harbor Oil on canvas panel 8" x 16"|
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