Thursday, July 16, 2009

Grass Like a Soft Lullaby

9x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper

Late afternoon and the light is low, it was beginning to cast its long shadows. I began this painting with the goal of making the grasses soft and the sweet peas a little more subdued. If you allow those sweet peas they will become total divas. It was the grass's turn to sing.
It's a challenge not to get wrapped up in the strands of grass. Color notes is all you need.
(Notice I took the sky out again...back to my old tricks.)

4 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

The Mt Constitution image is true justice to the scene. Well done. Was there ice on the north side of the tower, I wonder?

My art is in the Karlson Gray Gallery, 302 First St. (can't miss anything in Langley). It is a beautiful gallery - ask Wendy to pull my art out if it's not on the wall - she is the friendliest gallerist on the planet.

Also see my mentor's oils, Pete Jordan.

Have fun!

loriann said...

Hi Casey, thanks about the Mt. Constitution image and no I didn't see ice. But then again I really wasn't looking for it:-)
I will drop by the gallery next week. Can't wait to see.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is a bit Wolf Kahn-ish.

loriann said...

Casey, I visited your gallery. Your work is even more wonderful in person...if you can imaging that! And yes Wendy seems awesome. She appreciates you as well.

Hi Jala, Wolf Klahn, eh? The ultimate compliment. Thanks!