Monday, February 2, 2009

Spring Tease


7 x7 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Ahhhhh, we are experiencing a brief respite from the cold. Two days of painting in above freezing weather...almost feels tropical. Yesterday's (I haven't posted it yet) painting was done in 57 degrees and today's (above)was painted in 37. Nice. Enough about the weather. But the fact is it influences the painting in many ways: 1. warm enough to stray far from the car 2. watercolor doesn't freeze 3. fingers don't freeze. And 3. Comfort of the artist! Does it make a better painting???????
Check points for today-1. Two or three major masses √
-2.discreet color shifts √
-3 intriguing light √minus, not as consistent as I would like
On another note , I used the Diane Townsend terrages again...I like their crunchy feel.

16 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

After being out-of-touch last week, i am thrilled to see the past few posts, here. fabulous things!

dsb said...

Loriann,
As usual, beautiful work. But I took your question seriously and IMO the warmer temps don't enhance. I just don't know if one could do better than that last Glow painting, when you remarked on hands freezing and being forced to really look. I forget the title and I'm afraid I'll lose the comment if I leave this page. Anyway, maybe we should trade homes in April. Instead of struggling with warm temps and blossoms down in Maryland, you could come up to Vermont where there is no spring. Well, that's my offer... :)

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Casey! As always, it is a pleasure to hear from you. I'll bop over to your blog and see what is happening. -Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Dale,
Thanks for your offer about trading houses during April. You just come on down for a couple painting days and I'll stay here too. Thanks for all your positive input!!!!!!
Loriann

Jala Pfaff said...

I love the effect in the middle-foreground area. How did you do that?

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Jala,
Oh...the effect in the middle foreground was caused by impatience.
Let me explain. After painting with watercolors I didn't want to wait so I scumbled over the foreground with the pastel on wet paper and parts of pastel stuck erratically. I can give myself a little credit that I knew not to touch it when my impatience paid off. :-) ah...so is life!

brian eppley said...

Hi Loriann.
This is yet another great piece. I like how your starting to pull some muted greens into the scene. At least on my computer I'm seeing some very slight Olive drab/ can't quite tell the mixture greens as if to hint towards spring. Intentional? Loved your last post also.
Brian

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Brian,
It's good to hear from you again! Yup, you caught me in action armed with muted greens. Can't sneak anything past you, can I? Let me go check your latest.
Loriann

Dewberry Fine Art said...

YOur work is very nice. Great atmosphere and color. I love pastel and you may have inspired me to get mine working again.

Marian Fortunati said...

Lovely ... again. Glad it was a little warmer for you.
I tagged you, Loriann.

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Dori and thank you for visiting my blog. Pastel are great, vibrant and immediate. Try them again. Let me go check out your blog now.
Loriann

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Marion and thank you for your kind words. Thanks also for the tag.I will respond to the tag soon.:-) Loriann

Janelle Goodwin said...

Simply beautiful. I find it amazing how you keep coming up with different compositions!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks so much Janelle. Everyday is soooooo different, thus revealing new compositions. No wonder we are landscape painters! Happy painting with your new translucents.

Jala Pfaff said...

It's wonderful that you correctly sensed not to mess with that really cool effect!

My today's post, by the way, is about my still life setup.

Loriann Signori said...

Jala, Sometimes things just work out. I'll go check your site now.