Thursday, February 18, 2010

winter study

5x11 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper

This is another plein air study from the lake. In my car I hold another studio, even though it's just a tiny Honda Fit. In there I always have a tripod, heilman box of pastels, watercolors, paper towels, hand cleaner and a stack of paper. My intention is to paint at any given moment. This morning the storage of paper came in handy because the one I brought with me was not the right size and shape. It was a piece of Uart sanded paper so for the first time in a while I used a waterclor underpainting. It felt so different.

11 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love the stream of light and shadow across the painting. I don't know how you always manage to change the feel, composition and colors of similar paintings, but you do. Every one is truly different!

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Mmmmm, it's is really good.
This is one of the pictures, that immediately catches ones eye.

SamArtDog said...

I see Wolf Kahn in this one. Nice abstraction. Simple shapes, simple color (not counting all those subtle colors in the water).

brian eppley said...

A nice impromptu. Hmmmmm a vehicle/studio. Yeah good idea!

loriann said...

Hi Janelle, Thanks for your comment. It really is different each and every time. Really.

Thanks Astrid!

Thanks Sam. I almost didn't post this one because I thought it was leaning too realistic..not enough feel. Painting really is all about shapes.

loriann said...

Hi Brian, You know all about vehicle studios. Mine is not really to paint in (although I have on occasion), but to chariot all my goodies to the site. Either way....It's just best to always carry the basics with you, I am sure you agree.

Brian McGurgan said...

Lovely grays and violets, Loriann, and such a nice, quiet feel to it.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian!

Casey Klahn said...

I dig the progress of the violets up the trees on the left. Mid-light violet at the base, then a deep red-violet in the mass, topped by a high key blue violet. Very inspiring to me.

Nika said...

I love the frosty feeling of this one... and how the horizon is leaning slightly to the right, it helps to add movement to the compsition, away from the dense mass of the trees. The nuances in the water are beautiful. I'm so glad you're painting in all kinds of weather. I'm planning to do a plein air session tomorrow, yay!

loriann said...

Hi Casey, Thank you! It's that tried and true triad of secondaries.

Hi Nika!
Frosty, that's a good description. Good observations too. Have fun outdoors tomorrow. Winter is a beautiful time for plein air the colors are marvelous.. violets, my favorites, no abundance of greens!