Wednesday, October 14, 2009

twilight stillness

8x10 black pastel on arches
Here is a new idea.... playing with value to make mood. Matthew, the owner of the gallery where I have my work, saw my grisailles on line and loved them as finished works. (go figure;-) He wanted to have some before I put paint on them. To me they are unfinished so I am playing with a new idea- just black pastel on white paper. I also decide to work on arches instead of Uart because I am rubbing alot to make the values and I want to have some fingers left. (I am still missing part of my right, middle finger nail due to rubbing on uart sanded paper)
Using just value to express emotional content is a challenge. Here is my first try.


Double "D" said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh, this is so cool.
I like it a lot Buddette,

Your painting Buddy

Janelle Goodwin said...

Oh my. I don't know what to think. I'm so used to your beautiful colors, but this has a whole different elegant appeal. Now I love both your styles. How do you feel about the black and white?

Karen said...

Yes but imagine how even much better the color ones will be after these!

loriann said...

Hi Doug! I enjoyed that challenge... maybe I will do more. Thanks for your thoughts. Now let me check your site.

Hi Janelle and Karen, I liked the challenge ...can I get mood without color? I think playing around with value will definitely impact my color later. It really is a whole differnt thinking. We will see. Thanks for your input! Loriann

Jala Pfaff said...

Very cool. Funny, I was just thinking the other day I ought to do some monochrome stuff with pastel, just because it sounded fun. What else to do with those oh-so-black pastel sticks?! :)

loriann said...

You're right Jala...what else can you do with those black sticks? I can't wait to see yours! Enjoy!