Monday, May 4, 2009

Iridescence Through the Rain


15x15 pastel and acrylic on marble dust board

On Saturday I went to my friend's memorial service. It was a rainy, quiet, very sad day. On the way home I stopped at a regional park I had never been to before. I walked through the woods and arrived at this beautiful space. For the last two days I have been trying to paint the emotions through that beautiful place. I have to stop now since I have filled the tooth on the board. I had topped the marble dust with iridescent gold and that filled the tooth a little too much.

14 comments:

B Boylan said...

Hi Loriann,

This is such a beautiful testament to your friend. Hoping your week will be filled with fond memories of your friend.

Jill Berry said...

Lovely!!! Awesome iridescence in the foreground water. Interesting note - the gold dust.

Melinda said...

This piece expresses such deep emotion. I'm so glad that you have art for healing and remembrance.

Wishing you comfort.

loriann said...

Thank you Brenda, Jill and Melinda, it feels good to have your support. You're all so kind. Hugs, Loriann

neetzy said...

Wow this is beautiful. A wonderful tribute to your friend. It reminds me of Sam Lewis Park in York County, PA, overlooking the Susquehanna.

Jala Pfaff said...

How gorgeous! So light-filled...

Janelle Goodwin said...

What a beautiful painting. It's hushed elegance draws me in. What a wonderful tribute to your friend.

loriann said...

Thanks Neetzy and thanks for checking out my blog. I will have to take a day trip up to York sometime.

loriann said...

Thanks Janelle. I love that phrase hushed elegance....what a feel it gives.

loriann said...

Thanks Jala! Light is everywhere bouncing all over when it is overcast...just the opposite of what people think. It's my favorite time.

Jala Pfaff said...

Have you done other pastels that had gold bits (literally, it's metal? gold?) in them?

loriann said...

Yep, Jala. I have played with gold flecks in my marble dust mixture (on top.) This time I used Iridescent gold acrylic paint in a value underpainting. I'll try almost anything. Work is play...play is work. Have any new ideas?

Casey Klahn said...

Pearlescence is a great additive in pastels, too.

Following you daily.

loriann said...

Hi Casey!! Thanks for checking in with me (and often!) I do have a couple pearlescence- type pastels DT. Have you worked with gold leaf underneath? How s your river series going?