Friday, April 17, 2009

Lemon Light

9x10 pastel on watercolor, Uart paper
I no longer need to hide beside my car for warmth! Yay!!! Spring is here. Today I went down to Great Falls Park to my favorite painting spot near big pool. The focus was temperature of color and the goal was unity with temperature changes....I know I can go "hog wild" with my colors so I am constantly making choices to keep harmony.
The morning light has such a cool lemony flavor with warm shadows.

On another happy note....You can now find my work in the John Matthew Moore Gallery in Chevy Chase, MD. Matthew is great guy and an artist. He saw my work in the hands of one of my collector's (thank you Diane) and sought me out! Double yay!


Brian McGurgan said...

This is beautiful, Loriann, and shouts "Spring!" to me. Your focus here on color temperature works really well - I love the warm yellows and greens. Congratulations on being represented by your new gallery - that's very exciting news. Best wishes for many happy sales.

Benoit Philippe said...

Congratulation on your new gallery representation. Benoit

brian eppley said...

Looks like you nailed it to me. The temperature change seems very accurate for that time of day. Nice.

Congrats on the new gallery representation. You'll be in many more!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, congratulations!!!

I love this lemony cool cool cool feel.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. I LOVE those little bits of bright green/yellow!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Congratulations on your gallery representation, Loriann! That's wonderful!

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful colors. And, congratulations on the new gallery.

Donna T said...

So it's really true: cool light - warm shadows. Beautiful spring painting and congrats on the gallery!!!

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Brian M! Thanks...spring is amazing and I think it is hard to paint. Thanks also about the gallery!

Hi Benoit! Thanks for stopping by and passing on good words.

Hi Brian E!
Thanks for your vote of confidence about the temperatures and for the kind congrats.

Thanks to you to Ms. Jala! What's Spring like in Boulder?

Thanks Janelle and Pam!

Hi Donna,
Yeah, I would say that combo of temperatures is pretty consistent and beautiful. Thanks for you kind words!

XO Loriann

NJ ART 73 said...

Hi Loriann- First of all congratulations on your new gallery representation! I like the way you handled the pastels in this painting-very nice gesture w/o getting sloppy. I especially like the bold blue marks on the right side and the colors in the water.

Deborah Paris said...

Lovely painting, Loriann and congrats on the gallery!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks NJ. Your comments are always insightful. Thanks about the gallery too.

Hi Deborah and thank you....what a nice surprise to have you stop by.