Tuesday, December 29, 2009


10 x12 pastel on BFK

As I said in my last post, this is the San Luis Rey Mission: the place where my Dad and Mae devote a good portion of their time to help others.  The color was added in the studio on top of the value painting which worked as a grisaille. I tried to show not just a place but a feeling.

Dad and Mae this is dedicated to you. Thank you for everything you do.


Nika said...

Wow, a small painting with a big impact!

Janelle Goodwin said...

I didn't think it could look any better than it did, but it does! That sky just sings! And I love how you bathe the land with the colors of the sky. This is a special painting indeed!

SamArtDog said...

i've said it before, but WOW!

it worked...this feels beautiful!

Double "D" said...

Morning B,

This is SMOKING HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The power and intense visual of color is incredible.
I wish I could see the actual piece so I could sit, study and marvel at how BEAUTIFUL it is.

I could talk about this one all day, but I won't.
It's one of those pieces that causes me to just sit, mesmerized at all the detail that really isn't.

Your painting Buddy, (totally impressed)

Leah said...

What a beautiful painting and a wonderful tribute to your Dad and Mae. They and you are inspirations!

loriann said...

Hi everyone and thank you for all your kind words! It is a special painting for me. I am glad it is evident.

Thank you Nika.. I am delighted it had impact.

Hi Janelle and thank you. A real tonalist I will never be, but I love using the grisaille and glazing the colors.... ah, a happy medium.

Thanks Sam and the dogs. "it FEELS beautiful". I like that!

Hey PB..there you go again making me smile.... "smoking hot" .......heehee.
A big thank you!

Hi Leah, My Dad and Mae are wonderful, lucky me, eh? Thanks! I hope your Mom is doing better.

Nika said...

You're welcome, Loriann. I just wanted to add that looking at this one makes me feel incredibly uplifted and happy. It's amazing how big of an impact a seemingly "simple" painting can have!

Brian McGurgan said...

This is gorgeous, Loriann. As always, I'm amazed at how you manage to produce a steady flow of beautiful work, even in a different setting and during the holidays. Guess that's why you got the well-deserved "stickability" award from Katherine Tyrrell. These pastels from California are really lovely and it sounds like you had a very nice holiday. Best wishes for a very happy and healthy New Years!

loriann said...

Thanks Brian... I am only doing what I love:-)
happy, productive, healthy, fun, new year my friend!