I recently found a book entitled American Vision: Landscape Paintings of the United States. In commenting on one of Mark Rothko’s signature works of bands of floating rectangles (Four Darks in Red, 1958), the author noted that “[t]he broad sweep of Rothko’s delicately textured color bands are immediately and intentionally reminiscent of landscape forms.” He concluded that “Rothko’s paintings thus take the American Dream landscape in its spiritual/religious form to its natural conclusion—no longer ‘figures in a landscape,’ but rather that landscape within all of us.” You can view the painting discussed at this link: https://whitney.org/collection/works/897
With this in mind, consider this Carnegie Lake image. The sunrise colors are diffused in the early morning fog.
Another example is this sunset image in the Adirondacks.
I find it useful to look for common elements of various artists in order to improve my own photography. Without overanalyzing the painting or the photographs, it’s fairly easy to see how light, color, luminosity and bands of color or fog might add a new dimension to photographic expression and composition.