Along the northerly coast of California is the mill town of Fort Bragg. The town was mown for the busy fishing harbor and even larger wood industry which covered the entire ocean frontage of the community. Nine miles to the south is Mendocino, Ft. Bragg's harbor has for decades served this artist as a wondrous site to paint. The lure of the fog, screeching gulls and noisy harbor seals brought him back to every opportunity. The dock scene, awash in fog or rainy mist was what he wished to record. Note a limited palette was used in the background to paint the fog scene. As we approach the foreground, the values become more and more saturated until a point is reached where the strongest darks and lightest lights are seen in the near foreground area.