Monday, February 15, 2010

field of snow, one of the lost fields

10x12 pastel on BFK
This is a plein air from yesterday's sunrise. It's another field that is leaving us, in fact I parked in the ICC construction parking lot.
The underlying tones were yellow. I picked my handful of pastels and stuck with them...the sirens couldn't tempt me;-)

4 comments:

Donna T said...

This is beautiful and sad at the same time, Loriann. It's like that blanket of snow is temporarily disguising all of the trauma that is going on underneath. I would never think these are sunset colors - they just feel like morning.

loriann said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks about the "morningness of the painting. You are right ..it is very sad, yet disguised for the moment.

mariannepost said...

I certainly get a sense of mood here. The story of this field's demise is a sad one. But the snow seems like a comforting blanket as well as does your handling of your palette.

loriann said...

Thanks Marianne!!