Friday, November 27, 2009

autumn's last breath

8x8 pastel and watercolor on Uart
The cold winds were whipping across the lake, which meant I had to hold onto my easel and forgo the umbrella. My goal was to use color to make the feel of autumn's ending.


SamArtDog said...

Everything about this is cold; the air, the trees, the water. Even the orange foliage on the island. Interesting how warm autumn colors can feel so cool. Cool!

Double "D" said...


What time of day was this? I assume
early morning. Beautiful island and distant
land masses. Love the color variations in the sky.
You handle everything so well.

Well, I should get my gear packed away
for tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.

Your painting Buddy.

loriann said...

Thanks Sam. It was really cold. For Washington this is unusual...33 tonight...yipes. I can't wait to paint snow..even even it has to get cold to do that.

Hey PB,
You're right it was morning ... although not as early as usual. Slept in till 7:45...egad, what a slacker I was! I was painting by 8:30.
Have fun painting tomorrow. I can't wait to see.

Casey Klahn said...


I especially love the Indian red against the red-violet.

loriann said...

Thanks Casey!

Jala Pfaff said...

Ooh, gorgeous. I love that red. You're such a stud, out there in all kinds of weather...

Brian McGurgan said...

This does feel really cold, as everyone has said - like a good day to work from inside the car with the heat on and the windows rolled up. Beautiful color and wonderful chilly glow to the sky, Loriann.