Friday, February 13, 2009

The Colors Between

about 6.5x 11 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Richard McKinley wrote about it, so did Jala....... one of the most subtle aspects of making a painting work is the colors between. To begin with, I do not blend colors, physically that is. I rely on visual blending. So the colors between is a concept that is consistently on my mind. The colors between means when you join two colors, the edge where they meet. Rather than blending with my finger,a total no-no for a double barreled (bandaided) artist, I blend with placement of another color. "What color do you place there?", is the question.
Alongside that thought is the mixing of my watercolors. Today I mixed on the paper.
It was GOOD to be back to the reservoir. I am never bored with that subject. I hope you aren't either.

6 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks for mentioning me! :)
I will NEVER be bored by any of your work.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Your colors a wonderful. I will never grow tire of seeing your work. The series is strong.
You have inspired me to pull out my pastels...thank you Loriann.

Loriann Signori said...

You are welcome Jala! And THANK YOU!!!

Loriann Signori said...

That's great news Dori..the pastels are out! Enjoy those little wonders. And THANK YOU...I certainly don't want to bore anyone.

brian eppley said...

I didn't see your last two posts till now. You are one hardcore artist. Picasso used to say a part of him was in every work. I think we can say a part of you is in all of your work literally! I hope you find way a way to negotiate this issue, and I think I speak for all of us WE WILL NEVER BE BORED WITH YOUR WORK! The clarity of this latest one is exquisite. I swear we had that same sky overhead.

Loriann Signori said...

Oh Brian, you are so kind! But what a boost, thank you!!!!!! The new ring finger /thumb grip is working...maybe it will give me a more delicate touch. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
And wasn't that sky amazing? We probly shared a similar light. Sunrise had a stripe of purple and a lower stripe of yellow/orange. Then 15 minutes later it was this sky. Morning is the best light (to me). Hope you enjoyed your sky too. Thank you for your support!