“Bath County Fog,” by Paul Keysar, oil on board, 14 x 18 in.

by Jeanne Mackenzie

In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Paul Keysar’s “Bath County Fog.”

This painting has elements in it that show a good use of aerial perspective. The trees do drop down in intensity and become cooler in temperature. There seem to be multiple focal points in the foreground and midground that could be simplified, but the lead-in is good, bringing you into the painting.

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