Fog Bank on Gig Harbor by Robert Earle Wood

Fog Bank on Gig Harbor by Robert Earle Wood

Fog Bank on Gig Harbor

Robert Earle Wood

Title

Fog Bank on Gig Harbor

 
Artist
Year
1963  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
13 1/2 x 21 1/8" image size 
Signature
ink, lower right in image 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
ink dated after signature; pencil titled ini mage, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
Arches watercolor wove (blindstamo in lower left corner) 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
22715 
Price
$400.00 
Description

Robert Wood portrays a misty harbor in Washington state by employing a series of saturated watercolor brushstrokes, drawn upon dampened paper to produce a feathery effect. His depiction of fog in the distance using negative space is similar to Chinese silk paintings, creating an ethereal atmosphere. The viewer can breathe in the salty air and feel the cold damp of the Pacifc Northwest, peppered with the scent of pine trees, as it rises from the harbor’s surrounds.

Wood was born and raised in California and he often traveled throughout the west coast’s varied climate regions, his work reflecting their particular atmospheres, from desert to mountain to the sea.