Sunday, March 1, 2009

Preparatory Work/The River





watercolor on moleskin paper
These three small works are from my moleskin sketchbook. I have been trying to decide exactly how the composition and light will be for this large painting. It's always best for me to fiddle a lot like this before moving big. Due to Brian's influence I have been turned on to this new (to me) surface. It can take a lot of abuse.
I want to thank Katherine for noticing my blog and mentioning it on her site.
Back to work!

10 comments:

Karen said...

I like that they chance...they evolve...how many of these do you usually do?

Karen said...

oops, I meant that they 'change'. bad typing.

Loriann Signori said...

It depends Karen. Sometimes I know exactly what I want. And other times I have a vague idea, but am searching how best to do it. In that case I could do 6 or more. Right now I am in the second scenario.

LSaeta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You art is lovely and I wish I had the guts to try watercolors. But I am too intimidated to give it a try. Seems very unforgiving but you handle it well, my dear. Looks like I will have to stick with the palette knife ...

LSaeta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You art is lovely and I wish I had the guts to try watercolors. But I am too intimidated to give it a try. Seems very unforgiving but you handle it well, my dear. Looks like I will have to stick with the palette knife ...

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Leslie,
Your palette knife paintings are beautiful, no need to change! Watercolors really aren't that bad. I had never used them before, when 4 years ago Richard Mckinley introduced it to me as the underpainting for my pastel.I still have a lot to learn, but they do set up a painting faster than anything else! I must confess have never created a watercolor painting.

Brian McGurgan said...

It's great to see the progression here, Loriann - I love the value sketch. Is that charcoal?

Loriann Signori said...

Brian, It's just pencil. We will see where the progression will take me. Maybe I need to work on some value studies to take me away from the sort of stuck color.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, you've been doing these wonderful VAST feeling places...it's great.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jala, I love the vast space. It's harder to come by here...I guess I will need to go out west.