Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jake's View

about 10 x10 pastel and frozen watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Today the reservoir was in a blue, frozen beauty mood, a happy blue. I posted the wild underpainting to show you what my pastel worked with. Cool, eh? It was a happy accident, frozen watercolor melted by the car's heater. I was asked to say more about visualizing. I feel it helps me, even before I see the reservoir that day, to see my aim. The cold happy blue of the morning was the aim today. I am sure it helps that I know the reservoir intimately. I always get another gift when I see the way she (the reservoir I am certain is a she) looks that day.
On another note, I bet you were wondering about the title. Today a young artist, Jake, and his Mom stopped by to visit. They have passed by everyday for months and Jake , a four and a half year old (an age guess) budding artist, has felt a kinship with me. It was great to speak with him and see his light. So this is for him, my young artist friend. reach for your dreams and you can not fail.


Anonymous said...

the colors are so pretty in this one!

wendy said...

This is Jake's Mom-
Thank you for the gift you gave him this morning. I may be a tad partial, but I think he has a great inner light too. I would love to be able to hang your "Jake's view" in his room.
I will send contact info to your email.

wendy said...

P.S. Your age guess was right on. Jake turns 5 next month.

Jala Pfaff said...

Oooooh, so bluuuuuueeeee and fabulous!!!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Anonymous! Thank this Agne too?

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Wendy!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. It was definitely my pleasure to spend time with your young artist. I would be happy to have his painting on display in his room.
And Happy Birthday Jake...a month early!


Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala!!!!
Sing the happy blues...Loriann

Marian Fortunati said...

How very cool that Jake's mom saw your post!!

I love this one... so am I understanding that you did the pastel OVER the watercolor?? Very interesting.
Beautiful work!

Lucky Jake!

Joanne said...

Hi Loriann,

Very touching story with a beautiful outcome; both the painting and Jake's gift.

I am wondering if you usually use complimentry colors for your watercolor underpainting? I find your technique fascinating and your final paintings FABULOUS!

Loriann Signori said...

Marian and Joanne,
Yup, I do the underpainting first and my goal is to wash in the skeleton color. That is the color I see underneath. Often times that is the complement, but not always. It creates a vibration.
On another note Jake is a cool little guy. He stopped by again today full of questions; another artist finding his way.
Thanks for all your feel good comments. They made my day.
Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

I'm always fascinated to see your underpaintings! When you say you 'see' that color underneath, do you mean what color you feel, or intuitively sense, should be in the underpainting? Is it suggested by the scene at which you're looking, or more by your feelings about that scene (which I guess are kind of similar! :) ) It's very interesting!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Karen, It is always good to hear from you!
This is hard to explain.The color underneath is what I see, but always affected by what I feel I suppose. In this particular painting the reds glowed from the trees and atmosphere underneath the winter coat of violet. Does it make sense? Each time it's so different. Thanks for dropping by.