Monday, May 31, 2010

warmth and refraction

7x7 pastel and watercolor on marble dust board
My challenge today was to create both warmth and refraction. I had a lot of fun with the watercolor underpainting as a set-up. The pastel just painted itself.
Now I have to prepare all my things for the Mountain Maryland Plein Air. I am off tomorrow morning.
toodles for now....wish me luck!

12 comments:

brian eppley said...

love the texture and color! Good luck in the mountains.

Sally Veach said...

Love this one! Looks like a new development with texture--more texture than usual? It is coming to the forefront.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian! Aren't you in Easton today? Wish I could come and visit. Thanks about the painting!

Hi Sally,
Long ago I painted on boards treated with marble dust and gesso. I would swish around a haphazard texture for contrast to the calm images. I found this one in the back of my car (the art cave 5) and had a blast with it. Maybe I will return to the boards. Hmmmm you just never know.

Casey Klahn said...

I love the yellow-green glow on the horizon. Good luck at your event. Paint well!

Nika said...

Great color. What I find even more fascinating is how the painting's made up of wedge-shaped fields of value and the darkest and lightest value wedges are almost equal area-wise. (I'm talking about the amount of space they take up in that rectangle of paper) And the mid-value wedges are practically equal too. Very cool!
Have a very good and productive event. Stay dry and do well!

B Boylan said...

Lorianne, this is so delicious, I could just 'lick' it! Yummy!

Caroline said...

The texture certainly gives your painting another dimension. The colours are soft and pretty yet there is strength there in the shadows of the trees. Lovely harmonious work Loriann. All the best for your event.

loriann said...

Thanks Casey!!

Hi Nika, I didn't even notice the wedges. Thanks for the luck!

Hi Brenda..heehee lick it, eh?

Hi Caroline, You are right the texture adds a whole different dimension. Thanks for the well wishes!

SKIZO said...

In your honour and in honour of wall the Illustrators and Painters, I published
an illustration.

Jala Pfaff said...

A small gem.
Have a great time!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

NICE!!

loriann said...

Thanks Mary!!!!!