Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Winter Trees at Riverbend

10 x10 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100. plus shipping and tax

Vibrant color in the underpainting makes me take more risks. The finished painting is actually with stronger color; the jpegs are dulled. (gotta work on that)
This painting is from yesterday at noon. The winds started to whip up and this morning they are wild. For a pastel painter that can mean another risk-a toppled easel with hundreds of dollars of perfectly-selected pastels broken and on the ground:-( Therefore the indoor studio calls.


Karen said...

The area at the bottom of the painting...that 'unfinished' area really works. For me it's very crisp, if that makes sense, the edges I mean. That area, as well as the tree trunks and the rocks in the water compliment and play off of the hazier edges so well!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Karen I really have to remind myself to stop when the pastel can speak for itself without added marks. Less is more, eh? Happy New Year!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, just that watercolor alone is really stunning and powerful.

Loriann Signori said...

Thank you Jala! I really appreciate all the time you took today to look through my blog and make comments. I am happy to "meet" you through blogging. Thanks to Casey as well for connecting us. Happy New Year! Loriann

Joanne said...

Hi Loriann,

These two paintings are SPECTACULAR! I just found your blog (as I just began blogging)and visited your website. You capture mood so WONDERFULLY and your colors are vibrant. Your interplay of watercolors and pastel is unique and fabulous!

I love your daily dose of vitamins :) I just subscribed; I will be back!

Thank you so much for sharing your art.


Loriann Signori said...

Joanne, thanks for stopping by and for subscribing. I checked out your blog and your work is gorgeous. I especially liked your new work combining torn watercolor shapes with a watercolor painting. I tried to leave a comment and it was "temporarily unavailable." I'll be back. You can check out Joanne's site by clicking on her name.
Thanks too for the splendid comments!
Happy Painting!