Friday, March 27, 2009

The Color of White 2

about 7x 12 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.

After I painted the trees(previous post), the sun began to break through the fog. It looked like the Monet painting Morning on the Seine near Giverny. I knew this moment would be brief so without any thumbnail sketches I went to work.

While I was painting a man stopped his car, got out, ran up to me and gave me a hug. He said, "you're a nut...I love it....what are you painting?"
Hmmmmm...I guess you never know!
Back to glazing.

10 comments:

Brent Seevers said...

Is that a choo-choo train? :D Just kidding. Nice work.

Loriann Signori said...

Hee hee I never saw the train aspect of this painting. Oh...how I can become so mono-focused!!!!!

Karen said...

It DOES look like that Monet. It's so gorgeous, atmospheric, soft and gray and yet colorful.
hilarious that someone hugged you!!

Loriann Signori said...

Karen, You never know what will happen out there...I wonder if that ever happened to Monet.

Jala Pfaff said...

Before I read your text, when I saw the image, I thought, Hm, reminds me of Monet!

I think the possibilities of strange men coming up and hugging me is partly keeping me from trying plein air.

Loriann Signori said...

Jala,
If there is anyone who can weather the rigors of plein air painting it IS you. Check this article out:
http://www.greggkreutz.com/WrittenBY/City.html
Someday I will write my own. I have more than enough stories at this point!
When I return to Boulder I will look you up!
L

brian eppley said...

Beauty. Love all the subdued color you find in these conditions

Loriann Signori said...

Brain, Thanks! I noticed you painted you river using the same colors today. Ah, the beauty of fog and rain!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

I'm back from the humid tropics and just had a great time catching up on your art adventures. So much food for thought packed into your posts. I'm often most in love with paintings that you seem disappointed about. (Orange you glad?) Ultimately, were you pleased with the online course? Application of new approaches is key, as you say. I've frustrated myself so often by reverting to impulse rather than sticking with a new intention. Beautiful work and edifying text. Thanks.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks so much Dale and welcome back to the State! As for the course I am still work with Deborah; this marks the half way point. And yes, I do like the effect of glazing. I am just in the toddler stages of learning how to do it. Later I will figure out how/if it suits me as a painter. Regardless the learning is amazing!