Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rhapsody in Pink and Magenta

9 x14 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100. plus tax
I decided to create a new painting using yesterday's painting as a reference. This time the goal was to push it to the extremes with beautiful color/light.
Seriously I am in LOVE with the Diane Townsend terrages!!!!!!

13 comments:

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Your color is wonderful. Great simple shapes create a strong composition.
What easel are you using for your pastels?

Loriann Signori said...

Dori, Thank you! as far as an easel, I think you mean plein air easel....if not please correct me. My plein air easel is a Heilman backpack box with small metal easel attachment on a tripod. Very lightweight and manageable in my backpack. I can and will go anywhere. I carry the shade buddy umbrella when not traveling far from the car (1/2 mile) and for longer distances I have another small one. I can't remember who makes it, but it's silver on one side:-] . Hope that helps.

Karen said...

It GLOWS!

(enough said) :)

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Karen! YOU know my goal!

Jala Pfaff said...

Awesome (I speak as one who is in love with color, of course)! Tell me, besides the fact that they are big, why are you in love with the Terrages? Is it possible to put it into words? How long ago did you first try them?
I guess without getting some myself I'll never really know. Hm, maybe next birthday present I know what I'll request from The Husband--a sampler pack.
I tend to work 5" x 8" or so. Would Terrages be useless to me?

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. Love the title.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala!
As far as the Terrages, I experienced my first about two weeks ago. The more I use them the more I fall in love. Will love last? I don't know, but I just ordered 15 more which will bring the grand total up to about 35. I also ordered the plein air Thin Lines (like mini Terrages) from Dakota. Dakota has a sale on the Terrages- one dollar off each stick. Usually they are $4.95 each!!!! I'll let you know about the Thin Lines. It's hard for me to say if they are for you. I did use them on a paper as small as 5x7 and still enjoyed them. Buy a few and see!

brian eppley said...

What nice warmth you've added! Love that warm sky with the dark midground masses.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Brian. It was the sky color that started everything. :-) Loriann

Brian McGurgan said...

This has a wonderful feel to it, Loriann and the color really does glow. I liked the cool, low-keyed palette of Tuesday's painting as well and it was great to see your plein air setup - very impressive!

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Loriann. This is my first visit to your blog.
I really like your pastel paintings.
Really nice marks and a great sense of color.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Brian M. I think I like the studio version best, although both have their their strengths and weaknesses. That's my shadebuddy umbrella in the photo. Happy Painting!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Frank. I have always admired your work. I enjoyed the issue of American Art Collector with your article. Congratulations!
I love Monhegan Island too.