Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rays of Summer

12 x 12 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
Ah...summer, the nats are out, the humidity strong. The light was streaming through the trees in streaks and dabbles. I really do love summer in DC. This morning at Riverbend was soooooo quiet; I could even stand right in the path and not one person came by me. With this one I chose my focal point and then played light/ dark, warm /cool all around it. Darks are transparent..lights thick. It felt good.

7 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Love the GLOW in this painting. Very warm and rich. Makes me want to take this path and see where it leads!

susan hong-sammons said...

gorgeous and inspiring
I can tell you had a perfect painting time

Domi said...

I LOVE summer too -- as you know ;-) I saw my first lightning bug of the season this evening -- yippee!

loriann said...

Hi Janelle and thank you. You would love the path...if you are ever in town:-)

Hi Susan, You are right, it was one of those days where it all felt good. YOU know what I mean.

Hi Domi! Yes...ah summer... I keep singing "June is busting out all over." June is sooooo sweet! I saw my first lightning bug too...maybe we saw the same one!

NJ ART 73 said...

Hi Loriann,
This painting has a wonderful feeling to it. The colors in the tree are especially rich.

Pam Holnback said...

Absolutely beautiful colors.

loriann said...

Thanks NJ and Pam.