Saturday, January 10, 2009

Memory of the River at Dawn

10 x10 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.

Today was rainy and cold again, a good day to play the memory painting exercise. Taking from the multitude of images I have stored in my head, create a mood and a painting. I decided to add one more challenge. Do as few strokes as possible with pastel. While listening to my Mom's favorite arias (inspiring melancholy, greatness, and awe) I painted. Music is a wonderful thing if you can't hear nature.
On another note, I must say the advantages of daily painting are so numerous. My head lives in the river. Now I may not be able to remember someone's name or a movie I saw, but I know the river.

4 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love the color combinations in your paintings. Fascinating.

Loriann Signori said...

Thank you Janelle. After viewing the beautiful paintings on your website I can see you too love color.
Happy painting!

Karen said...

This image is ethereal. You totally got a mood, a feeling.
And I so agree with you about the daily work. Isn't amazing how youm begin to see (and see in your mind's eye, too) differently?!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Karen, that's the mood I feel is there to...sort of dream like, ethereal.
At this point I feel incomplete without my painting time each day. It sounds like we are in full agreement. Vitamins rock.