Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Florida color studies

two small Flordia studies: left 7x7, right, 8x10 pastel on BFK
When I am not painting in the studio with Sadie I am always managing to keep working to study my true love-the landscape.  The painting on the left is early morning- the values of the trees and mosses are so very close I had to nudge them a little to create more space. The painting on the right is an early evening painting, again the nudging took place. It's always amazing to me how very hard it is to acclimate to a new landscape. It takes a while to understand its nuances.
Sorry to answer everyone's comments so late. This morning I drove to Starbucks (which has free internet) at opening 5:30 so I could get it done before my morning vitamin. I value your input.

9 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

How do you do it? These are first rate Signoris, and you did them on a road trip!

I immediately saw the difference in place, even before you brought up the acclimation point. Your success here is awesome!

Thanks for updating and posting. Good luck @ the workshop - I follow her blog, too.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I agree with you! It is very difficult to "get" an unfamiliar landscape and then paint it well. But, you have done it!

Thanks for posting about the things you are learning and pondering! Have fun!

Caroline said...

You must have heaps of energy! Both are really lovely paintings I just love that lilac colour really pretty.

Lisa McShane said...

Thanks for keeping us in the loop on what you're doing. I look forward to hearing more about the workshop. Naturally I looked at the teacher's website and love her conch shell. Glazing, lovely!

Nika said...

Lovely! I do recognize the difference between familiar Florida colors and the ones you did up north.
the workshop sounds interesting and I after checking out Valerie Sadie's website I see what the fuss is all about:) She's a great draftsman and a very skilled painter.
Thanks for updating your blog and have fun there!
P.S. I couldn't resist and bought two tickets for myself and my husband to that Wolf Kahn lecture, thanks for tipping us off.

Jala Pfaff said...

Great color work! Very evocative. Love how you accurately saw color so differently in a different place.

NJ ART 73 said...

Hi Loriann,
I enjoyed the palette that you use regarding these
paintings. I can feel the morning atmosphere. Beautiful red violets, yellow greens and well done reflections, {rich colors}, in the water. Could these be the start of some new Florida inspired landscapes?.
The workshop sounds informative- the pencil though seems to ready for a more linear approach to drawing than blocking in value masses. Of course do not even attempt to bring these pencils on the plane!

loriann said...

Thanks for noticing Casey. It's amazing how different it is. I will post an update as soon as I have a chunk of time to think and write. Sadie's blog is great....she is very real a great person and excellent teacher.

Hi Katherine,
I am sure remember about adjustment from your trip to the grand canyon. More from the workshop later!

Hi Caroline,
You are right about my energy; it is endless....especially for painting and being outdoors.

Hi Lisa,
I have visited the M gallery where the conch shell is on exhibit... it's exquisite. Don't you just love her blog?

Hi Nika!
So I will see you at the WK lecture..great! More about the workshop on another post.

Hi Jala,
Thanks you! The trees have silvery violet moss hanging from them. Wow!

loriann said...

Hi NJ, One never really knows which little turn in our personal process road will inspire the next series.
And yes the pencil is ready to do a straight line block in. I can't wait to try it with landscape.
Thanks about the paintings!
PS the pencils will be in my checked luggage.