Wednesday, March 31, 2010

value does the work/color gets the glory

The drawing and the small pastel painting (link here) were done en plein air, while the grisaille was completed in the studio. It may still need some small value adjustments. Doing detailed grisailles really makes me become a part of the painting early on. I really like that aspect. Plus I have always loved to draw. I am not quite sure why I stopped doing it for its own sake. hmmmmm
I continue to wait for the return of all my oils from Florida ( I shipped them UPS ground- Thursday is the due date)  Meanwhile I am chomping at the bit to get the color on these grisailles!
 The chant, one I learned long, long ago from Richard: Value does the work, color gets the glory.


SamArtDog said...

Who needs color? Value has done all the heavy lifting. This is more than good 'nuff!

Double "D" said...

I think your drawings are great.
I think you should draw more, I like em, shows a whole other side of Loriann.

I'll be along with a message sometime soon.

loriann said...

You are so right Sam!

Hi PB,so good to have your presence back! Thank you about the drawings!