Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sanibel Mangroves at Dawn

5x7 oil on gesso board
First thank you to everyone for all your encouraging words, it helped to see all of them this morning. I have decided that I am not allowed to whine or complain. It is what it is, a learning curve.
These are the Sanibel Mangroves at dawn. (I love that place) I had painted many layers of glaze on it...mostly dark orangey ochres. Then last night I kept dreaming about the blues that sat up on top of the orange in the dawn's light. I must have had at least 3 dreams about it. I guess that's what happens when you keep painting till you can't keep your eyes open any longer.
This one taught me that it can be similar to pastel if I glaze underneath and use opaque on top, sort of like my skeleton theory.


Jala Pfaff said...

This is AWESOME, one of my favorites of all your paintings! I can't believe you've only just started learning this technique.

By the way, don't know if you ever saw the remake I did of "Loriann's Vista"--if not, scroll to my March 6 entry.

And by the way, OF COURSE you are allowed to kvetch! :)

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks so much Jala. i am delighted to hear it's your favorite. I like it too. I also like that I saw it over and over again in my dreams and came back to the studio and it didn't completely allude me.
I will go now and check out Loriann's vista 2. I guess I didn't see it because I was already on Sanibel (computer free).

PS Thanks for the kvetching permission. I thought I needed to just realize this is hard and I am learning....but isn't that ALWAYS?