Thursday, April 30, 2009

Olana Glow 4

8x21 pastel on watercolor/Uart paper

Here's to taking my own advice. The foreground needed to be darker...maybe even more, but I think I have run out of "tooth." It's better, but certainly not perfect. It does have distance, but not the beauty I saw in my mind's eye. Sometimes you just have to go on:-) On to my next lady-in-waiting.

11 comments:

Karen said...

I'll take your advice too. Nice dark foreground, and it got way more glowy in this version.

loriann said...

Thanks Karen, Now I want to scrape the whole front down and do a new underpainting there. I would rather have the dark transparent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
I like the progression of the last few paintings that you have posted. Keep working on this series and see where it takes you. This will give you a chance to explore color combinations. I really like the bold strokes of colbalt blue in the left foreground of todays painting. The colors that you used in the sky -work and give a sense of light .BTW thank you for the photos of Olana -one of these days I will have to go there.

NJ ART 73 said...

Hi Loriann
To correct the previous comment signature from "Anonymous"
I clicked the wrong "buttons"

Jala Pfaff said...

"...not the beauty it was in my mind's eye...": how often are we able to translate that into paint/pastel, anyway? Perhaps never.

loriann said...

Thanks for the encouraging and insightful comment NJ. I think I will keep plugging away at these Hudson River scenes.

loriann said...

Jala, but we can sure try!!!!

Brian McGurgan said...

I'll be looking forward to see where you take this series as well, Loriann - this looks really beautiful. We're doing an unplanned overnight trip to my parents' this weekend and are going to visit Olana on the way up - weather permitting!

loriann said...

Hey Brian, I hope you get to see Olana. I think you will find it inspirational. Enjoy!

Takeyce Walter said...

very cool. This is such a beautiful view. I've painted this location too.

loriann said...

Hi Takeyce, The view at Olana is a breathtaking one. I am sure MANY artists have felt compelled to paint there.