Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sing the Frozen Blues

5.5 x 21 pastel and frozen watercolor on Uart paper $200.
Ok. I wasn't sure if I could do it. The temperature was 12 and windy, so I waited till the day heated up to about 15 and headed out at 2:00pm(very late for me). It was all worth it, of course!
I must admit I like the feel of frozen watercolors. It's like they become "chunky" and do unexpected things and I like that. Today I painted on an end scrap of Uart that I would have normally cut into smaller pieces. The very long horizontal is calming.
One of the tricks to a successful painting is to only have 2 or 3 shapes. That means when you squint you eyes you only see 2 or 3 shapes, rather than a bunch of disjointed random shapes.

I want to say thank you to my friend Domi. She is a patient person, who together, with her leading, I have learned to negotiate blogging. I know I couldn't have done it without her. Thanks Domi!

6 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

I especially like the dark shapes in the water....
Amazing to me that you can paint in that weather.... ESPECIALLY using watercolor!!
Great job!

Gesa said...

Hi Loriann, found you through Casey's blog and the little teaser he put up about your upcoming interview. Hm, your pastels are delicious. I'll be back...

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Marion...maybe the weather adds to the thrill?...or I'm just a nut. Either way I LOVE to paint and I can see on your blog that we share that love.
Happy painting,
Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Gesa, Thanks for coming by to visit my blog. I'll see you round soon!
Loriann

Domi said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Loriann -- you are too kind. I love sharing in the adventure of your painting & blogging -- I learn so much myself! You are amazing!!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Domi....I am not kind, just truthful. I really appreciate all the help you so graciously give me. You are a gem!!!!!!and everyone should know!I really couldn't do it without your help.
Hugs,
Loriann