Friday, April 2, 2010

problems of a color junkie

  
7x7 pastel on BFK
The air was dense with particles, a beautiful Spring sunrise. Being the color junkie I can be, I had to think how I could make it palatable, not over done. Spring, while being the most wonderful season here, can be hard to paint..... sometimes it's just too beautiful! Cherry trees with their white and snowy pink blossoms are everywhere. Trees topped with red, pink and baby green buds abound. Bright canary yellow forsythia bushes spread their feathery branches.  Such beauty. I have always felt it's the artist's job to make the beauty.... right now we are unemployed, Spring has taken over.

10 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

A great line: "right now we are unemployed..."

Your choices of green are perfectly suited to this image, and esp. with the red under notes. I think you have a fine command of the spring scene, Loriann.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

By choosing the time just before sunrise, you've done a beautiful job toning things down. The misty, dewy beginning of the day are there in your painting.

loriann said...

Hi Casey and thank you. I love Spring!!! It's hard to stay inside and work in the studio. Are you unemployed too?

Hi Katherine,
Thank you for your compliment!

Jala Pfaff said...

"we are unemployed"--hee hee! I love this, how soft and veiled it is.

word verif. : trofluff

SamArtDog said...

Spring doesn't mind a little part-time help from you!

loriann said...

Hi Jala!
Trofluff..I like that vision.

Hi Sam, She doesn't need the help, but she let me do a little work.How is it in Boulder now?

SamArtDog said...

Cool then warm then cool. Cool is 50ish, warm can be 60-something. We're still on daffodils. No bloomin' trees yet.

Maggie Latham said...

Lovely softness and subtle colors in this one....I love the tourq blue over pink....
Maggie

William Weith said...

Not so much unemployed as on sabbatical, or perhaps on a holiday, to drink in all the beauty of spring. It's a great time to sort of recharge your creative juices!

loriann said...

hi Sam...daffodils are good and with the anticipation of more beauty on the way, you can't lose, right?

Hi Maggie! you're back! Thank you for your kind comment.

You're right William...I thought later that it is more like being on furlough.... it's wonderful, but mother nature sure doesn't need me.