Friday, October 2, 2009

Back to the Reservoir



Early start today. Waiting at the reservoir, chai in my hand I watched the sun come up from behind the clouds. I  really did miss the reservoir.

The dominant color was a very subdued, dusty, melon- gold with equally subtle violet threading through the shadows.  Everything was toned down due to the overcast nature of the morning so I started with a grey gold value underpainting.
Warm/ cool relationships are very important, especially when neutral hues ( or maybe always:-).

4 comments:

Double "D" said...

Hey Buddette,

Your painting really describes what you saw and felt this morning. I really like the way the sky reflects in the water. I think it's mostly underpainting which you know I would like.

Your Buddy

loriann said...

ooooooooh, you are just too quick and observant Buddy! It is mostly underpainting with a whisper of pastel. My goal was...how few pastel marks can I use and still read depth and light in the landscape? I can't slip anything by my buddy.

Jala Pfaff said...

Suuuuper gorgeous subtlety.

loriann said...

Thank you Jala! I have missed your comments!