Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Moment between Flakes

5 x7 pastel and frozen watercolor on Uart paper $100. plus tax
Painters need to make many decisions even before the first stroke is placed on the surface. What value and temperature key do you want? Next, how will you group things to make 2 or 3 basic shapes?
Those basic decisions made, I decided no snowflakes- only the feeling of an off and on snowy day. Usually I talk to myself a little to describe the feeling. ( I might look a little odd at this point)
Today I also played my usual game-how few strokes could I make? Those Diane Townsend Terrages help with that- chunky, no picky points. I like them more and more each day.


brian eppley said...

Nice... I'm really paying attention to your markings on this one. You show total control of your medium. I love how you leave the strokes of the pastels untouched and leave edges as they are. And after the squint test I feel like like I'm there. Another beauty!

Jala Pfaff said...

The right-hand side (purples) is so well done!!! (not that ALL of it isn't)

Jala Pfaff said...

Forgot to ask--I'm entranced by the almost abstract qualities of the two photos you took of the water scene. Do you mind if I use your photos as a basis for some experimentation?

Rachete said...

You are extremely gifted!


Anonymous said...

Moment Between Flakes
There is that moment.
Did Einstein have a theory for it?
Would it look mathematical with
all letters and numbers?
Maybe it was the light after all.
A clearing of thought
before the next flake.

inspired by your painting,

Karen said...

You _got_ that feeling. I like that there's snow on the ground in your photo, you hearty plein air painter, you. And your title mad3 me laugh. :)

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Brian,
Thanks for noticing my markings in pastel. You and I work similarly, only you do it with oil. Maybe that's why we resonate with each other's work.
PS I am glad it passed the squint test!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks about the purples Jala. And sure you may use my photo. I am interested in seeing your experiments.

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Rachete and thanks for checking out my blog. I will take a look at yours as well.-Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Hey Elly! So glad you stopped by and shared your original poem. Nice. Let it snow.-Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Karen-if anyone understands painting in snow and cold it's you girl!!!!! No one, and I mean no one is as hardy are the plein air painters from Chicago!

Casey Klahn said...

Does your umbrella system work for you? Mine isn't doing it's job.

What setup do you use?

Loriann Signori said...

Casey, I am very satisfied with my umbrella set-up. It's made by shade-buddy and I bought it from Dakota. It comes with the stand and works in most conditions, except wind. But than again, what umbrella works in wind?