Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tranquility at Sunrise/ Sanibel Island



6 x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
underneath, pencil sketch
Oh! It is so good to be back painting! We returned late last night after a glorious mini vacation in beautiful Sanibel Island. I fell in love with the Ding Darling Refuge: still water, reflections, birds and a feel of tranquility. I did sketches, kept color notes and took photos. It felt so weird not to paint! This is the refuge at early morning, just after sunrise.
My goal- dynamic composition with bold shapes, but within those shapes I wanted to play with the contrast of warm and cool, especially in the dark masses.
Thank you friends for all your comments and notes while I was gone. Thank you also to my new subscribers and followers, I appreciate all your support!

9 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Loriann, What an inspirational painting! Glad you had a wonderful time. Sometimes those little breaks from painting are good. Because we still paint in our heads, don't we?

Loriann Signori said...

Thank you Jala and Janelle!
You are so right Janelle, we ALWAYS paint in our heads and I feel so revitalized.

Casey Klahn said...

Ahhh! Very great!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Casey!

susan hong-sammons said...

What a powerful painting. And I love the sketch too. I think it's interesting that your muse was "tranquility" and the result is an unforgetable painting.

Loriann Signori said...

Wow, thanks so much Susan. It means a lot coming from you as I have always admired your work.

juliana said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://www.lyricsdigs.com

Loriann Signori said...

Sarah and Juliana, Thanks for dropping by my blog and for leaving a comment. I love to hear from everyone-artist and non-artist alike! See you later!