Sunday, April 5, 2009

Morning Glow on Sandia's Seeds

9x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
Yesterday, before I left New Mexico I did this one in the juniper field looking up to the foot hills of Sandia Mountain. I love the way the Junipers look like polka dots or in the case, seeds. It's funny I wasn't certain I would post this one...but here it is. Sometimes I get frustrated with myself because I seem to always revert to "my ways" even though I am trying to stretch in other ways. I guess it is like an elastic...stretch and spring back, stretch again....you get the picture. I guess I have to trust that is how it works:-)

14 comments:

Leah said...

Feels expansive and such calming colours. Like a great big sigh. Welcome home!

Brian McGurgan said...

What a productive time you've had, Loriann! Hope I have half as much to show from my next trip. This is beautiful with nice earth tones and lovely purples in the distance.

Jala Pfaff said...

I think this is lovely. I love the colors. I think you're absolutely right about the rubber-band nature of our experimentations.

Casey Klahn said...

The Grand Rio Grande is my fave, too. Stunning series.

Janelle Goodwin said...

These paintings of New Mexico have been great. I feel like I've been there!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Leah! It is good to be back.

Loriann Signori said...

Hi Brian, My trip was great and I really do wish I could create round the clock, don't you? Thanks for your positive feedback!

Loriann Signori said...

Yes Jala,my rubber band sister, it's the nature of learning and pressing forward. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Casey... I could have painted the Rio Grande for weeks, at least. Maybe next time.

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Janelle, it is sort of like taking a trip together...thanks for coming along. Let me go see what you have been up to.

B Boylan said...

Stretch and stretch again. I too have that same frustration! This is really pretty, the colors are what keep me coming back!

Donna T said...

Why should you fight "your way" when it works soooo well for you? This is beautiful!

Loriann Signori said...

Brenda, I guess if we don't stretch we will never grow...so these growing pains are indeed wonderful in their crazy ways. . I know your beautiful work with color so a humble thank you for your positive feedback.

Loriann Signori said...

Donna, Thank you. Yes, my ways sometimes work for me, but I do have a constant hunger for MORE. So I stretch. Thank you so much for you wonderful feedback it is always nice to know I can paint sometimes. :-)