Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The First Snow


7 x 8.5 pastel and watercolor on marble dust board $100. plus tax

I wanted to approach this one differently so I decided to look at Wolf Kahn's work before leaving to do my work. Rather than drive I walked to the field adjacent to my house. It's a public park and the fields are for soccer and baseball. I decided to enhance the natural rather than groomed aspect.

It's our first snow....celebrate!

12 comments:

wendy said...

Loriann, very pretty.
Although we missed seeing you this morning. Jake asked if the snow turns your watercolors to snow colors-
I told him I'd email and ask.

Loriann Signori said...

Jake is right again. Snow colors collected in my water container, but this time it was in the field by my house.
An idea for him to try- go outside and actually paint the snow. It's fun. Today, just to see, I sprayed the snow with liquid watercolor. Visions of violet and pink.

dsb said...

Loriann,
Just found you. I admire your paintings and your comments. Thanks.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks dsb! I'm so glad you found me.I'll just bob over to your site now.
Happy painting, Loriann

Jala Pfaff said...

I absolutely love this. it's perfect. And I love the texture.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala! Now let me go check your recent entries.

Laura Wambsgans said...

It feels very cold, beautiful colors!

Brian McGurgan said...

I like the texture here very much, too, Loriann, and the colors work beautifully as well. This is a favorite theme of mine - trees lining a field. And so close to home for you - how convenient!

Donna T said...

Your painting is so much more beautiful than the photo! I hope I can learn to see like you do. I love the simplicity of Wolf Kahn's work. He says what needs to be said and leaves it alone!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Laura and thanks for visiting my blog. It's hard not to paint cold colors when it's freezing outside...but you don't really have that in California, or do you? That makes me think, how much are our landscapes affected by the way we feel physically and emotionally? Which effects more? Hmmmmmmm.
Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Brian,
I remember your trees in the snow, think it was in your moley. It was a similar idea, slightly different focus. Regardless your handling of it was exquisite! ahhhh.
This time my textures were helped by my very bumpy marble dust board. Back to work. Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Donna. There is nothing like being outside to "feel." And the hardest thing in the world is to leave it alone like WK does. Sometimes I can tickle it to death. Oh dear!