Saturday, February 14, 2009

Amethyst Light

about 6.5 x11 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Color harmony sometimes means ignoring or changing what is there in order to find harmony. After all the goal is to make a painting, not to simply record, right? I always keep that in the back of my head when I work.
This is a new reservoir, north of here, Triadelphia reservoir. In Maryland and south there are no natural lakes that I know of. The glaciers did not come this far south. That might explain why I go to reservoirs. It makes me miss the many lakes of Connecticut (where I grew up).

4 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Really nice color. Happy v-day. :)

LSaeta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your paintings are lovely. One of these days I am going to try to figure out how to paint watercolors. Your colors are lovely!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala! Happy V-day to you and the kitties!

Loriann Signori said...

Leslie,
Thanks for visiting and for the comment about my colors. Watercolors aren't that different than oils ... just no white. But I know you like thick paint...so I guess that's the big difference. It's really hard to get juicy, thick watercolor.
It's the pastels that are amazing-NO WAITING!-with no disadvantages and you can be thick or thin.