Last night my grandson Max pulled out a sketchbook of his with drawing pencils jammed in the spiral bind, to show me how he can now draw dragons. Thanks, YouTube. He did a great one, then showed me how he could smear the pencil to make grey. Very cool. He had a 6B pencil, very soft, so I was able to show him that he could get a similar grey by just drawing very very softly, not pressing down, a little fine-art lesson just slipped in there when he wasn't looking.
During the drive home this morning from my daughter's house I encountered a bit of fog along Route 276, and I thought about Max and the grey areas of his dragon, and I thought about doing a landscape in fog, every color greyed down with very little intensity, the trees like ghosts beyond the house. This pencil sketch is a totally made-up composition. It lends itself to watercolor, but I am going to do it in oil because the color mixing and balancing will be a challenge and I want to see if I can pull it off. 30 x 20" canvas should do it. Hopefully it will turn out half as good as Max's dragon.