Friday, May 7, 2010

vibrations with color

10x10 pastel/watercolor on Uart

I have been reading some Birge Harrison (teacher at the Art Students League in the early 1900s) recently. He talks about the prismatic theory in light  and how it is scientifically correct and sound artistic advice. He goes on to say that the French Impressionists made it work in a rather primitive way.

I offer you a quote  now.
 We must have "vibration" in a picture, because without vibration there can be no light, but may it not be possible to secure the necessary vibration without the loss of "quality," that charm of surface with which would not willingly part? Birge Harrison

The vibration in the colors has always been my attraction.  My family laughs when I talk about it. They don't see what I mean. More on this tomorrow.

10 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

This painting is simply amazing. You definitely have color vibration here. Exquisite!!!

jane minter said...

this has something special loriann

Double "D" said...

I'm pickin up good vibrations ...!!!!!!!!!!
PB

B Boylan said...

Simply beautiful color!

SamArtDog said...

Yes, good vibrations!

word v: samse

Donna T said...

Of course those colors vibrate! Beautiful piece, Loriann, one of your best!

Pam Holnback said...

This one just jumped out at me off my dashboard. I think it was the complements. Then I read your post about vibrations and knew it was!

loriann said...

Hi everyone!! I apologize ....I have been so busy getting ready for the show I forgot to respond to your thoughtful comments.

Thanks you Janelle, Jane, PB, Brenda, Sam, Donna and Pam!!!!!!

Brian McGurgan said...

Definitely vibrations here, Loriann - lovely complementary yellows and violets. I'm enjoying seeing all of your work for your show, too.

loriann said...

Hi Brian, thanks so much for visiting and commenting. Thanks too about the work for the show!