Fog at Yarra Glen

Faileed attempt at painting an abstract landscape

Photorealist painting - Fog at Yarra Glen
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This is a painting I wish I had never attempted. It was extremely difficult to replicate the soft focus blur that was in the original photograph.

  • I may repaint this. Ecspecially the raised brushstrokes in the upper right.
  • You learn from your mistakes. Well sort of: I went on to make another mistake where I hadn’t judged the difficulty/scale/painting support correctly. Witness Sunrise over Yarra Glen.


Dimensions: 90x60cm.
Painted: 2014.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.

Availability: For sale $250.

The story behind Fog at Yarra Glen

Painting fog as a photorealist is a challenge. This is because the nature of fog, with its blurring of the scene, makes it both difficult to draw and paint. The photograph location is the main bridge into the town and in the background you can see the old and unused bridge.

This painting is by far my worst photorealist painting. I hate it!

Photorealist painting - Fog at Yarra Glen - Detail 1
Photorealist painting – Fog at Yarra Glen – Detail 1
Photorealist painting - Fog at Yarra Glen - Detail 2
Photorealist painting – Fog at Yarra Glen – Detail 2
Photorealist painting - Fog at Yarra Glen - Source image
Photorealist painting – Fog at Yarra Glen – Source image

Although this painting is to be sold unframed this is what it could look like. It is shown for a better understanding of its size and presence.

Photorealist painting - Fog at Yarra Glen - Wall mockup
Photorealist painting – Fog at Yarra Glen – Wall mockup

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