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).


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...

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 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.