Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where did the Ducks Go?

7.5 x 12 pastel and frozen watercolor on Uart paper $100.

The reservoir was frozen solid, an unusual sight for Washington DC. We simply don't get this cold...22 degrees with a harsh wind. For me, working with pastels (one hand's fingers can not be gloved...ouch) that meant is think, plan and paint fast! Sometimes that kind of challenge is the best thing...because there is no puttering around.


Bob Lafond said...

I just came across your blog via Casey Klahn's pastel blog, and this new pastel popped up. Your work is great. I live next to the Delaware River and the D&R Canal, so have a strong attraction to your themes. Thank you.

Melinda said...

Beautiful image and excellent handling of color and composition. How do you do that with frozen hands?!!

Nature assisted you in capturing the gesture without lingering!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Bob! You are right we do share and affinity for the river/canal even if it is a different river. You have beautiful work as well. Thanks for checking out my blog. Hope to see you around!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Melinda!
It's good to hear from you again. Frozen hands are quite a challenge... But they do aid quick thinking.
I always promise myself a hot, soy chai ...for medicinal purposes, after I finish. Then I am good as new to go back to the studio.
Thanks for the positive's always good to hear.
I really do wonder where all those ducks did go?

Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous! You intrepid people who go out into the cold and experience freezing fingers...15 degrees and you're out painting? You, my dear, are a REAL artist! Interesting to hear about "frozen watercolor," too.

Loriann Signori said...

An artist or a nut...I am not sure which???? The colors are so beautiful out there its hard to stay inside!