Sunday, April 25, 2010

buttercup season and absolutes

7x8 pastel and watercolor on Wallis
It's buttercup time, one of my favorite times.
I used some really intense colors in this painting, hopefully I  balanced them with enough  yummy neutrals.
Did you hear yellow comes forward and blue recedes? I decided to play with that, push that idea around. I dislike absolutes. It's about simultaneous contrast not rules.

10 comments:

Double "D" said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Loriann rules!

PB

SamArtDog said...

Come to find out, nothing is absolute.

loriann said...

Hey PB and Sam!
The blue works in this but the yellow sky is too warm. Still it's always nice to see nothing is absolute.

Brian McGurgan said...

Wow, Loriann - this is so lush! Gorgeous contrasts!

Karen E. Lewis said...

No, no, I love the yellow sky.

Karen E. Lewis said...

How exactly does one come to paint in 7 x 8, and not 8 x 8?

Karen

Pam Holnback said...

Love the greens in this one. Great bold colors peeking through under them in the foreground.

loriann said...

Hi Brian...thank you!!!!!!

Hey Karen! I am glad you like the sky ..I later thought it was too warm. Yeh, 7x8...a scrap of paper.

Hi Pam! Thanks about the color!

Jala Pfaff said...

I think it works.

loriann said...

Hi Jala...maybe.