Tuesday, November 17, 2009

chroma equals vibration/ autumn trees


8x8 watercolor and pastel on old Wallis paper

Another quick hour for work while Paul sleeps. This time I was painting it in my head all evening before heading out this morning. This scene lasts just moments so a lot of study needs to go into understanding what is important and how.  I painted like a madwoman on this one. To me, this finally found success. The right chroma (not always the correct hue)  is very important in the quest for the vibration.

11 comments:

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Loriann, You really hit this on the head. The choices you picked for temperature and value creates an amazing intensity. gorgeous!

Double "D" said...

Good Morning B,

Beautiful, it's vibrating the fillings out of my teeth.
Just kidding. I can see this brief moment when the sun lights up these trees at the edge of the water.
Always love and admire your color choices.

Take care and my best to both of you.
Your painting Buddy.

B Boylan said...

Yes, it vibrates my fillings too! Very exciting work Lorianne!

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Wow, beautiful piece of work.I just love the upper part where the light comes in.

loriann said...

Thanks Susan!!! Temperature, value and chroma..three keys for unlocking the secret!

Good afternoon PB...sorry about your fillings..i hope they went back in! Thanks about the color choices. I will have to check in on your blog tonight...till then!

Hi Brenda..oh no more filling..just kidding! Thanks!!!!!

Hi Astrid! Thanks so much for stopping...I appreciate your comment!

SamArtDog said...

Loriann, no one stirs the pot better than a madwoman. If you keep your colors vibrating like this, none of us will have a tooth left in our head. One look at it should propel Paul right out of his chair. Yes, you indeed found success!

loriann said...

ha ha ha ha.... Sam you are tooooo much. You made my day! It think Paul's too.
Thanks for your comment!!!

NJ ART 73 said...

Loriann,
I hope that Paul is doing better. Yesterday & today you have posted two beautiful paintings. The painting from yesterday has some beautiful color interactions between the tree mass and the water. Keep on going- you are moving the ball forward.

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Jala Pfaff said...

This is awesome. I love the push/pull of the tree holes.

loriann said...

Thanks again Jala...I really enjoyed doing those trees/ tree holes.