Monday, July 13, 2009

Cosmos too

9x12 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
Focus - value, edges and simultaneous contrast
watercolor underpainting, focus - color harmony
Many times I have been asked to show my process. So first is the photo of the strip of cosmos of the road in Virginia.... See how hard it is to even see their beauty in a photo... another reason never to rely on photos. The value between the cosmos and the grass is very close.

Another note; Domi helped me finish publishing my website. Brand new (since I lost the other website this June. Check it out- new website
Thank you Domi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Karen said...

I always love to see the photos of where you're painting. It's so interesting to see what you pull out of these scenes.

The new site looks great! Clean and easy to get around! That is a lot of work to make those!

Ipskipskyblue said...

Loriann, you know I always love working with you on your computer stuff! I get inspired myself. Happy painting out west.

loriann said...

Thanks Karen for taking the time to look at my site. I have now learned to watermark pictures so I have been gradually doing that.
Always good to hear from you.

Hey Domi!
I just need you to KNOW how much I appreciate all your help...but even more, your friendship! Thanks!
Life is good here on Orcas...more when I return.