Monday, January 19, 2009

The Other Side of the Coin

10.5 x10.5 pastel and frozen watercolor on Uart paper $100.

Today I was double lucky!!!! Yipee.
First lucky: Today when I arrived at the reservoir Patty, the deputy manager, drives up and asks me if I want to paint on the other side (beyond the barbed wire fence). Do I???? Yipee!!!
So this is the view. As we drive back there it began to snow. Double yipee! The view was so beautiful I painted two, even though it was so cold. (Longjohns, my secret weapon)
From this view there is a tower in the distance. I tried hard not to focus on that tower at the expense of the tress on the right. I worked on the layering of space and color. I keep noticing and trying to understand why the reflective properties of ice is so different from water. It's simply seems dense. Anyone know?

I will post the second painting tomorrow since I will be going downtown to the Obama inauguration. What a wonderful moment in time it will be!!!!
THANK YOU PATTY for allowing me back to the promised land!


Bob Lafond said...

Loriann, Nicely done. You do strong work under pressure (the pressure to get out of the cold). I will have to try the square format. Thanks.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Bob!
Squares are awesome. You decide the tension. Enjoy your adventure!
Happy painting,

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Loriann
This is a lovely painting. I think you have captured the ice perfectly.
What a dramatic scene.
Do enjoy the events taking place in the USA.

Jala Pfaff said...

Such great colors working together--greens, teals, burgundy...delish. And...Yay Obama!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Jala1
You're right yay Obama! It was thrilling.
Thanks for the warm words...Loriann