Friday, January 30, 2009

The Secret is Out

about 6 x8.5 pastel on frozen watercolor $100. plus tax
Remember that children's book I spoke about? Twilight Comes Twice. I quote,
"Twice twilight slips through that crack.
It stays only a short time
while night and day
stand whispering secrets
before they go their separate ways. "

I LOVE that!!!!!! This one is after the secret is out.
A good thing about freezing while painting. It forces me to really look, hands still in gloves and then only make that exact mark needed. Paucity of mark, again.

12 comments:

brian eppley said...

WOW! This one is a gem. I feel like I'm out there freezing just looking at it. Absolutely fantastic color. We must be on the same wavelength, the day you posted about capturing the glow I was trying to do the same with some yellow tomatoes in studio. I didnt see your post until the next day.creepy... Again beautiful work.

Karen said...

There is an intriguing impasto/textural look in this one. Very beautiful.
That is the hugest challenge ever, isn't it, to put a mark down and leave it alone!!

Loriann Signori said...

Brian,
Strange how we are both thinking the same thing.......ah the elusive glow. I look and I look and I feel like I only get a nibble and am still missing the big bite. Thanks for the glowing words.
Cheers! Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Karen!
You are right the challenge of "leave it be" is right up there with searching for the glow/vibration. Maybe they work hand in hand.
As for the impasto, I think it is thick (untouched) pure pastel over watercolor. It's always good to hear from you.
Loriann

Anonymous said...

Loriann, I agree with Brian and Karen. This one's really good.

Bob

Bob Lafond said...

Loriann, Sorry about the anonymous part.

Bob

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Bob. It's good to hear from you.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is absolute perfection. Seriously. It couldn't be any better.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. You may be the only artist who gets to list your medium as "pastel and frozen watercolor." :)

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala! I guess there are advantages to freezing and spending time to think. Maybe I can make it into a habit. (hee hee)Seriously, thank you!
As for frozen watercolor... good thought. It would be nice to be "the only" in something. I'll try that.
Good luck with the beast-o-camera.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Loriann, I need to copy down that quote - it's great. This painting looks like it was done in the moment. The colors are amazing and the energy is apparent. Love that strip of light traveling along the ground.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Janelle!
Twilight is the most wonderful time. It wears many faces and is never the same from day to day. When I see your work I know you agree. It seems like you prefer dusk while I like dawn. Happy painting!