Thursday, July 2, 2009

Soft Greens

8x8 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper

This was a double challenge. First, there is the "green" challenge (see yesterday's post) and second, initiated by Donna's question, to leave the sky out and let the water tell the story. The overlying desire was to keep it abstract, but yet real.
So where else would I go?????.....of course, the reservoir in summer.

9 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Stunning! The reflections of the sky in the water are just right and your greens are masterful. I love it.

loriann said...

Thanks Katherine and welcome to my site.Let me go check your site now:-)

Donna T said...

My first thought was "Stunning" too! Your soft colors and simple shapes set the mood and tell the story. I want to keep going into that mysterious background.

Del Ponte said...

Great Paintings
http://delponteart.blogspot.com

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann, one of my all-time favorites, perhaps #1!! Brava!!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Wow, Loriann, I just love this one. You really got the greens, and you know, you have the sky - it's in the water. This is my favorite painting of yours to date. I love it!

loriann said...

Thanks Donna, Del Ponte, Jala And Carrie!

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful greens and a lovely sense of the water's surface here Loriann.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian!