Tuesday, October 13, 2009

quiet dignity


Overcast days have an incredible light sense. The colors have a different flavor. Places once unnoticed, now whisper, "look at me' with quiet dignity.
To me, mood is the essence of landscape painting and overcast and fog are two incredible moods. Today when I walked through the field I foolishly was looking down observing the color on the land. When I finally gazed upward I saw this glowing orb trying to push its way through the Wow! I then knew who was the star of the show today.

15 comments:

Brian McGurgan said...

Lovely subtle and muted tones in this painting, Loriann. It has a beautiful mood to it. The warm autumn colors in the foliage draw me further into the painting after the hazy sun first got my attention.

Donna T said...

"Mood is the essence of landscape paintng" - thanks for saying that, Loriann. I'm going to write it in my sketchbook to remind myself to be more influenced by what I feel than what I see. I love the quiet mood of this painting.

Janelle Goodwin said...

All those subtle colors in the sky make for an elegant, quiet mood. It makes the viewer want to pause and feel refreshed.

Karen said...

This is the absolute perfect title for this piece.
I'm liking the whispering of the pastels. :)

Double "D" said...

Buddette, I can really feel the mood and atmosphere in this one. Is that mostly underpainting as the sky?
The colors really set this one apart. Nice.
Your painting Buddy.

loriann said...

Hi Brian,
That's just what I wanted to do! Thanks!!!!

Hi Donna! I believe you already know and live "the mood."It's still a good idea to add it to your sketchbook. I actually add stickies to my easel and the door of my studio.

Hi Janelle..thank you!

Hey Karen! Thank you about the title. It's funny sometimes just writing the blog helps me know the title. That's how this painting got its title.

Hi Doug!
You are right again. The sky is mostly underpainting with small additions of pastel. The colors are different yes. I love these new overcast colors. What attracts me is changing:-) buddette

Jala Pfaff said...

Oooooooh, I have a new favorite of yours! This is it, baby!!! Awesome.

Thanks for the PastelMat idea. I can't wait to try it. Are you using it??

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. What size is this?

loriann said...

Hi Jala, A new favorite, huh? I am glad you like this one. I like it too. Sorry about forgetting the size. It's about 10x5. And yes I have used some pastel mat, but because I have an overstock of Uart (my fave) so I have not bought a load of pastel mat(yet.) I love the white best. You get a wonderful luminousity from white when using a watercolor underpainting.

mariannepost said...

Loriann: I love this one! The mood and light is mesmerizing.

loriann said...

Thanks Marianne!!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. Is this for sale or trade? I don't buy art as much as I'd like to, but I've been thinking lately how nice it would be to have a least a small piece from some of my favorite blogger artists out there.

loriann said...

Hi Jala, Thank you for honoring me with that request. This painting is part of my field series for my show opening on November 7th. Sounds like a good idea you have there...maybe another one.

Jala Pfaff said...

What a wonderful show that will be! Wish I could see it.

loriann said...

Jala, it will be a cool show. I have created an emotional portrayal of the fields being lost to the building of our new mega highway-the ICC. (inter-county-connector)