Thursday, February 25, 2010

Variation #11 twilight with violet

5x12 pastel on BFK
Memory, enhanced. Different palette, still with my favorite color, violet. Some how violet always sneaks her head into each painting. I am starting to like the edge of darkness.


Casey Klahn said...

It's fun to enlarge this one and look at the texture.

Very effective layout/composition. And the close color composition is awesome.

susan hong-sammons said...

so great to get back to your blog. I haven't been able to get to a computer in a while. I miss seeing my favorite blogs. Your work seems to just fly off the page/monitor. They are intense and beautiful.

SamArtDog said...

I really like this 5x12 format. Reminds me of the variations you did last year.

Casey's right; enlarging it shows a whole other world of color. Violet is/has been very very good to you!

loriann said...

Hi Casey and thank you.I was trying to glaze in a way that is more apparent...seeing the layers. I am also fascinated with evening twilight, a change from my usual morning work.

Hi Susan and welcome back. Looks like you and Karen had a great trip. thanks you about my work.

Hi Sam,
It is part of the variation series. (you remembered!) I did make some changes to the land masses in this one.
And yes violet is my friend!

Double "D" said...

hi b,
i like this one a lot.
you really captured the twilight.
i hear an owl hooting.

loriann said...

It's good to hear my friend PB hooting. Thanks!

NJ ART 73 said...

Hi Loriann,
What a beautiful painting ! The more I paint landscapes the more that I notice that violet/purples
are a necessary part of the landscape palette . How are you doing with the weather? Here in North Jersey- we have gotten slammed. I am seeing though that the light is slowly changing towards the March sky

loriann said...

Hi NJ and thank you! Violet is the friend of green and it's there even when green is on vacation.
As far as weather, we dodged this bullet. Only 35-50 mile per hour winds. Hope we keep our power. No snow. Looks like you are getting the mother load.
Spring is on the way. it's so noticeable - so much more light each day and the birds are singing. I love seeing the little bulbs pushing their way through the snow. I am wondering what will happen with our famous cherry blossoms. Unusual and dramatic winter

Karen E. Lewis said...

Love how the long format gave you space to play with color in the sky.


Jala Pfaff said...

Ooo, this is awesome. I absolutely love the minimalism here: the vast amount of empty space balanced by a smallish dark anchor area. Nice!

loriann said...

Hi Karen L, I totally agree with you. That is my favorite aspect of this long format.

Hi Jala,
Thanks. Seems like we are both infatuated with this format. I like your new long format as well. I really enjoy using it for memory inspired paintings....there's a real openness about it.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. And violet is definitely a female entity.

loriann said...

Hi Jala, Yay violet! I didn't know that it is a female entity. I feel under its influence. I even painted my living room a very light violet.