Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Melting





10x10 pastel on BFK

The lake has begun to melt. The edges by the spring are fully dissolved. This is where the geese and ducks have spent their winter- the warm spot (it's also sheltered from wind.) Now the whole lake has once again become their playground. If we have a few more days like this it will all be liquid.

My focus on this plein air painting was mark making and how to differ: trees to the wetness of water. Attention to where I wanted an edge was also important. My edges were more about color meeting color instead of line.

7 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Color meeting color - I love that. I call it dissonance, and it is a magical thing.

SamArtDog said...

spring meeting winter - i love that. i call it harmony. but is it what we call "january thaw"? still makes for great color.

loriann said...

Hi Casey..dissonance, I like that word. It seems to be the most powerful thing as well.

Hey Sam! You always make me smile! Harmony is sweet too, and yes, we have been enjoying our January thaw.

Melinda said...

This is so wonderfully bright and spring-like. There is a lot of energy in the background--love the dark lines. And, that blue...!

loriann said...

thanks Melinda!

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful color and texture, Loriann!

loriann said...

thanks Brian!!!