Tuesday, October 20, 2009

the diva on the field

8x8 pastel on watercolor
Yesterday I returned to the field by the haul road (of the ICC.) I chose to work on two paintings as the light changed. This is the smaller one. To make the colors seeping through the trees more important I washed away the pastel I had laid on the grasses...they were stealing too much of the limelight. as you know the opera can only have one diva.
Thank you to the homeowners with Lily the dog. I will return to finish the other painting.


Jill Berry said...

Ah... the light on the horizon, so warm!
Nice move, calming down the foreground~ leaves no doubt about the intended star.

David Page Coffin said...

Very nice; love the heat on a cool day thing, really digging it!

loriann said...

Hi Jill, It's good to hear from you again! I am glad you agree about the calming part. the star sings on.

Hi David....thanks!

Melinda said...

My eyes drink in the light and color like a thirsty traveler through a mystical landscape. Really gorgeous work. The contrast of warm to cool is stunning. Love the "diva" analogy.

loriann said...

Wow Melinda, what amazing words you use to describe your thoughts. Thanks!