Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tree Edges, Lace Makers

9x9 pastel on Uart

watercolor underpainting

So this is what Janelle was talking about the other day. When we paint en plein air, it is so easy to become too literal. I guess the most successful part of the painting is the play between warm and color colors. The walk out to my spot was beautiful as well.


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Beautiful! Lacy edges -- the slightest touch of the pastel to the paper -- and it looks perfect. So natural and right.

Donna T said...

*sigh* I have such a problem with being too literal. Your loose underpainting must be part of the secret of just letting go of some of the reality. It's like it gives you permission to keep some distance between what you see and what you want to say. Beautiful painting!

Janelle Goodwin said...

I think you've captured the inspiration and feeling as well as the "reality" in front of you. Beautiful, Loriann!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Loriann...You have a distinctive work here..Nice to be on your blog. Love the smoky effect and the fact that you play so well with colors...:)

Color Pencil Drawing: Lord Krishna with his mother

Double "D" said...

From a watercolorists perspective.

Good lord woman ..... this is incredible.
I look in amazement at each underpainting.
Individually, they're world class watercolors.

Well, back to vacation.


loriann said...

Hi Katherine, thanks for your comment. I do try hard to keep a light touch, like a whisper, to the surface. Thanks for noticing.

Hi Donna, my friend,literal is always an issue for artists for literal is not art is it? You are probably right about the underpaintings, the more abstract the easier it is for the painting to find its way. Thank you for your support!

Hi Janelle and thanks. I thought of you as soon as I did this one.

Hi Megha and thanks for finding my blog. Thanks also for your kind words!

Ah Double D, my friend, Thanks for taking a moment from your vacation to check in my blog. And thank you also for your watercolorist's perspective and glowing words. I must admit I am baffled why you think the underpaintings are good watercolors. But I will bask in your praise since YOU are the watercolorist extraordinaire. Thanks!