Morning Mist, oil pastel


There is something romantic about English country-sides, especially early in the morning with mist rising in the valley’s – it’s a wonderful atmosphere.  A fabulous photographer, John Robinson captures many such scenes – I love all his work.

My latest painting, Morning Mist (oil pastel, 8×10) was inspired by one of Johns images.  The setting was early morning, with a bit of fog and mist swirling in the valley; just imagine walking the field with the morning chill and seeing the beauty of country-side – the vision would be enough to warm anyone’s soul.

Morning Mist

Reference image was from John Robinson of pmp.

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45 Responses to Morning Mist, oil pastel

  1. cherylmoore says:

    This is beautiful, Mary!

  2. Amira Rahim says:

    This is very beautiful!

  3. Morning mist has a faint glow of hopeful expectation, of promise for what might be. Evening fog is the opposite, a conclusion, so the painting of the morning mist is, for me, a delightful painting.

  4. I agree, there’s something romantic to English countryside, and you’ve captured it so beautifully, Mary!! What a gorgeous morning! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Calee for your beautiful comment. Glad you enjoy the painting – I think it’s the cool mist that rises from the land in the mornings, that brings a certain quietness and beauty.

  5. violetski says:

    So beautiful Mary ! ❤️

  6. dorannrule says:

    There is an ethereal quality to this one Mary. It’s positively luminous.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Dorann for your nice comment. The scene was from the wee hours, when everything is still a bit out of focus – a little different for me, but enjoyable to paint.

  7. Maria says:

    Mary! You made me remeber my days in England 🙂 wonderful work, beautiful!!!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Maria, thank you for your nice comment. I’m so happy that the painting brought back memories of the English countryside for you. Thanks ~

  8. This is a landscape I recognize and love. And that morning mist – we have it here too. You have captured the feeling when I walk into it…perfectly.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Ann-Christine, it must be pretty amazing to live in an area where you can escape the world and walk into right into these swirls of misty smoke. Thanks and glad you can relate to the scene.

  9. Stunningly exquisite! Mary, you have outdone yourself! Absolutely fantastic!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Elena, your generous comments are really appreciated. A little different for me, was trying out a new surface that was more slick but still worked for OPs in the end. Thanks again!

  10. You have taken me back it time. The colors indeed give it a great atmosphere. 😀
    Lovely Mary! Like always.

    • Mary says:

      HI Patricia, these colors are so bland compared to your vibrant and bold pieces – like a shock right? Thanks for your nice comments, for me this was a quick one.

      • Yes, I agree with you, our styles are the total opposite. I wonder if your style reflects on our personality. I can picture you as calm and soothing as your paintings… heehee

        One thing is for sure, your paintings bring so much joy and peace to me and any viewer. Just wonderful!! 😀

  11. Cat Forsley says:

    So Romantic Mary ………….
    lovely lovely xo

  12. Forest So Green says:

    So beautiful, I think there must be some sheep in that field 🙂

    • Mary says:

      You know I thought about putting some in this piece and then I thought better of it, not having painted one before. Thank you for your nice comment, really appreciated!

  13. coastalcrone says:

    What a magical vision to inspire you!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you – someday I’m going to create a map of all the places my paintings are inspired by. It would be fun to keep a running visual – thanks again!

  14. Is that Cat Stevens I can hear?

  15. That’s a gorgeous landscape, Mary!! 🙂

  16. Stefano says:

    Very beautiful and peaceful, Mary. 🙂

  17. sminkee64 says:

    I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!! I grew up in a spot like this!

    • Mary says:

      Oh my, lucky you – I’d love to enjoy a scene like this every day. The English country-side is incredible for painters ~ thanks so much for your wonderful comment!

  18. Craig says:

    How do you get a whole magical world into an 8 x 10 space? Simply splendid. It is grand to see you fully expressing a fine talent.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Craig, your comments are wonderful and much appreciated. I was actually experimenting a bit with a new surface to see how it would handle oil pastels and am satisfied that it will work fine for scenes that have a slightly blurry atmosphere. Thank you so much!

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