Carrying Place 9x12 Pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson
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Carrying Place 9x12 Pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson

Carrying Place depicts a morning of thick fog on Campobello Island.  The sun, just a tiny pale disc far overhead, tried to push its warmth through the fog, but it took all morning for it to succeed.  I like to paint the fog and its effects on the island terrain.  Here, you see spruces on a far-off rocky knoll, nearly dissolved in the fog, but closer by, more spruces and elders that you can see more clearly.  A bald eagle passed 20 feet overhead as I was painting this.

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