Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sanibel Dreams

6.5 x10 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Prodded by my work with Deborah, I am trying to stretch the ideas into my pastel. Therefore I approached this one completely differently. Beginning with a Quinacridone magenta underpainting I tried to think of my pastels as glazes. Darks are thinner and more transparent and lights tend towards being opaque.
I began this one yesterday and it wouldn't let me sleep. Finally I got out of bed (Kins the muse cat did too) and surrendered to the painting.

9 comments:

Jill Berry said...

Beautiful layered work. Love the progression of warmth coming from behind the land mass.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, so lovely!! Also super cool that the Deborah Paris approach is inspiring you.

Tootie said...

Very pretty colors, and do I see mangroves? :-)

Tootie said...

Very pretty colors, and do I see mangroves? :-) I wish I had your talent.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Jill. It's always a challenge to change one's methods. Thanks for your comment!

Loriann Signori said...

Jala, Yeah, Deborah is awesome. I am learning so much about her tonalist method. Who knows where it will take me!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Tootie- I Do love your Sanibel Island and yes I think those are called mangroves.(in Ding Darling Refuge) Till later.....

Leah said...

You do good work at 3am. Thank goodness for those MMs ;)

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Leah...3 AM is not that bad...the house is quiet and work is uninterrupted. What more can I want? (besides sleep?)