Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thistle field, in progress

10x24 pastel on lasgaux coated board
A studio piece, painted from all my thistle paintings (Whidbey Island). It too, is still unfinished. I will finish it when I return.

6 comments:

Melinda said...

Very, very good work in this pastel. The composition, again, is tight. The thistle plants in the foreground answer the lovely bank of blue/violet in the distance. And the golden field ties it altogether. You're really singing in this!!

Donna T said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the long format and those colors ... just perfect together.

Karen said...

oooooo! LOVE the fields...can't wait to see this as it unfolds.

loriann said...

Thanks Melinda, Donna and Karen, I really appreciate your input. This is the painting that I began while thinking about Vuillard's work. My struggle has been about how close can I make the values and still read depth. I am not sure what is the next step... more later.

Casey Klahn said...

Appropriate intensity when value is limited.

I am taken by the awesome intense b/v of your background. It works perfectly, and it is lovely. I am in the dark on Lascaux covered board.

I hope next year will be my year for playing with grounds, especially when I see your work.

loriann said...

Hi Casey and thank you. The lascaux ground is a french ground they had on sale at Dakota. A buttery, velvet like ground with a warm, cream like color, it is a joy to work with. I bought a bunch of it when I was there. See if you can buy some, Dakota is selling it out at a good price. Normally it is very pricey. I love trying new stuff.