Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sunrise in December

9 x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
It's my birthday...I can paint what I want to, paint what I want to...(you know that song, right?)
So this morning I raced out the door at 6:00 am to be there at the reservoir waiting for the sunrise. The trick is to be ready and set up before the sun ever comes over the horizon. And what an event it was! The angle of the sun in December is pure magic!
I think I will use this for a big price will be posted later.


Domi said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I got a sneak peek at Loriann's small paintings that will be on sale at her open studio this weekend. All I can say is GO...and go early! They're amazing. Happy birthday, Loriann! --DL

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks for everything Domi!
And everyone please do feel free to stop by for open studio, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-4:00.
Now I think I will go celebrate my birthday with my honey:-)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! I'm impressed that you got up so early today, but it was completely worth it! Love this.

I have to tell you, too, that I discovered that Brenda, whom you tagged, tagged a woman I was at Camille's workshop with, whose blog I didn't know about yet. Small world!

Loriann Signori said...

How cool is that Karen? Wow, isn't the blogger world wonderful! The game of tag is fun too. It's great to meet so many new artists. Now, I'll go check out your blog!
Oh...... thank you for the birthday wishes and the glowing comment!

susan hong-sammons said...

Happy Birthday!
I love this amazing piece and wait anxiously to see it recreated, large-scale

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Susan!!!!!!! I'll post it if and when we get there!

Karen said...

If you do get it larger, will you share your experiences of that process? I have yet to take a small study into a large representational work (making large abstacts wasn't quite so intimidating...throw a lot of paint around, and, Done!). I'd be interested to read your thoughts.

Loriann Signori said...

Sounds like a plan Karen. Other people have also requested more process pictures. When planning I feel a few things need to be in order;
1. a vision you can see in your head
2. a good value map
3. a color plan, For example....what will your dominant color be? Will you use analogous colors? Or dominant/complement with discords.So many choices. A plan is necessary.
Now...I'll think :-)