Tone Poem

"Tone Poem" 
8" x 10" 
Oil on canvas panel   
In the Midwest, where I live, mornings in May are often hazy. I was eager to capture this effect on canvas. While I painted I felt connected... to what, I wasn't sure.  In the discussion group where my early oil landscapes were critiqued, I was referred to as a Tonalist.

The Tonalist style emphasizes atmosphere by using a color's middle values instead of high contrast, resulting in an understated effect.  Subject matter is never entirely apparent but rather an intriguing visual poem cloaked in a vaporous veil of emotionalism.  

The definition will be continued tomorrow. 

Welcome to my world today.