Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Heron's View

about 21x 21 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
This is a studio piece I have been working on for awhile. I used my painting from November 26 -Golden Wind /Riverbend Park as my reference. My notes describing my time there- the heron's flight and call and the light- helped me feel the place while in the studio. The one thing I am satisfied with is that the painting has a life of its own. But I feel unsure how to complete it..
That tells me it's time to stop, put it on the shelf so I see it each day when I arrive in the studio. The painting will tell me.


Karen said...

It's brave to wait for it to speak. But also a relief not to have to wrestle it to the ground, isn't it?

Loriann Signori said...

Yup, you’re right Karen...wrestling used to be my sport..but for now I try to keep it to intramurals only. It’s Richard (McKinley) who taught me to just wait.

Jala Pfaff said...

Love that carmine color in the foliage on the left.

Joanne said...

WOW, it really has a different mood than the ones you create outdoors.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala and Joanne.
Studio paintings are a completely different thing for me..for better or worse. Regardless, it is the feeling a painting gives that matters. Don't you agree?