Friday, February 6, 2009

Polishing Diamonds till They Shine

10 x9 pastel and frozen watercolor on Uart paper $150. plus tax
When you paint you have to have a vision and stick with it. That means as the landscape goes through its hundred changes at dawn you keep the one that made your concept. This sort of orangey/gold glow over icy silver blue was my concept. I decided gold would predominate. (one has to make a choice) It was another FROZEN day so my hands remained in my pockets more often than on the board. Those are my best days. More understanding...less impulse.
It can be like mediation. As the sky and water greens kept creeping in I had to pull myself back to my golden "meditative" state. Restraint.
This is one of my favorites so far. I'm not sure if it will show well in jpeg.

9 comments:

dale b said...

It's another beauty. The reflections and sparing use of the pastels are quite striking.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Dale!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

This is a beautiful play of color. Very quiet and soft with wonderful atmosphere. Pastels dance on the surface and let color visually blend. I really love pastel.

brian eppley said...

These minimal stroke works are truly outstanding. I think it looks great in jpeg but I'll bet in person the texture change from frozen watercolor to pastel is exquisite. Thanks for the tag, I think lol

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks so much Dori and Brian.I am really starting to love the minimal stroke works. I used to rely on my marble dust board to give "action in the stroke." Now I do it with the stroke. Much more satisfying. Ahhhh!

Have fun with the tag Brian.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is awesome, the diamond-like effects, and the simplified forms...

Loriann Signori said...

Jala,
I always appreciate your comments. I am delighted that you like the diamonds too. L

Brian McGurgan said...

Really beautiful, Loriann. The spare pastel strokes over watercolor are really effective and convey well your approach (hands warming in pockets while contemplating the next stroke). The color here is exquisite, too - I love that purple!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Brian. I really like this one too. And I do vow to keep my hands in my pockets more. (We'll see how I do.)