Friday, October 30, 2009

sing the pinks

version 1 above, version 2 underneath
14 x18 pastel on printmaking paper (Rives BFK?)
This should be named,"what can I get away with?" I know I talk all the time about the importance of value. To prove it to myself (again) I decided to use "my" color and only adhere strictly to value while feeling autumn morning. As a reference I used the black and sepia painting that I completed on Saturday "Less is More" .  My  paper is different too and a different method of applying pastel (no watercolor) so that I was free from my habits. Who knows what would happen. Experimenting helps me move forward.  I may do more of these.
repost:After painting on location this morning  I did a second version with more local color.
Which do you prefer?


Donna T said...

That's a tough choice- I like them both! If I had to pick it would be your second version with a little more local color. While the tree colors are very nice in both (no glaring fall colors!) I think it's actually the smooth blueness of the background that I like. It's such a quiet, comforting presence behind those trees.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Donna, tough choice. There is much to be said for both. But if I had to chose one over the other it would be the bottom image. I like the distance created by the atmospheric perspective in both the water and the distant hills.

Double "D" said...

Hey Buddette,

I like version 1. It looks more alive, more character
and contrast. I do however like version 2 for the distant trees and how nicely they soften in the distance. OK, I'm bumbling along here ... so I like them both.

Your painting Buddy.

loriann said...

Hi Donna, Marianne and Doug!! Thanks for taking the time to write your opinion. I love contrasting opinions. Local color always seems to be the most liked. I do love pushing the other end though...know what I mean? Thanks again!