Friday, July 9, 2010

love returns

9x 12 pastel and watercolor on Uart
I'm here!!!  Yay! First thing I did was stop at Dakota Pastels (the shrine...more about that in another post). With Robyn's help I replaced all my tiniest mystery shards with new big exactly-matching pastels. Yay! Next I headed out to my field on Whidbey Island. This year I am early enough and they haven't mowed it. Strange I feel like I have to get to know it again. Paint it more to understand its nuances. Sort of like when you are away from a friend for a long time.
This time the underpainting is better than the pastel... as they say hinesight is 20-20. (I admitted it PB)
Oh well...have to to some sleep. Losing 3 hours, but yet still wanting to get up early is a challenge! Thank you everyone for all your kind comments I will make time to answer them tomorrow!


Casey Klahn said...

That is a stunning underpainting - I think you'll find it again. Don't kick yourself - you got all the way to Washington and created a marvelous painting. And shopped, too.

Welcome to the land of plenty, BTW.

B Boylan said...

Definitely Northwesterly looking!

I'll be scooting my chair up to my computer waiting with baited breath to see how you interpret the region's colors!!!!

Caroline said...

Well done on creating this lovely painting on arriving Loriann. Is the weather cooler over in Washington state? Great to hear you bought all the right pastel colours. Take one day at a time!

Sonya Johnson said...

Well, Loriann, you are off to a rousing start out there, for sure, between the shopping and a splendid new painting!

I can only imagine how much fun you'll have up there for the next couple of weeks. Looking forward to seeing what comes off your easel out there in WA :).

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Beautiful painting (and underpainting). Enjoy!

Double "D" said...

Hi B,
From this first painting it appears there are some gorgeous paintings ahead that I'm anxious to see.
Talked to our friends in Tacoma and they said it's in the 90's out there as well. Hopefully you're far enough north and at a good elevation to avoid some of it.
Whidbey island is probably ok with a sea breeze.

Thanks for taking a photo of the under painting on the one below. Absolutely stunning. I left a comment down there for you to read. I'm sure you'll be painting from dawn to dusk each day. Don't forget to sleep while you're there.

loriann said...

Hi Casey, the land of plenty is right...pastels and beautiful landscape! delighted to be here!
As for the painting, unfortunately I did kick myself, but I rose back up. Till later!

Hi Brenda...thanks! I love this landscape...lucky you to live over here!

Hi Caroline and thank you! The weather is beautiful!

Thanks Dale!

Hi PB! It's wonderful here. Only about 85 and sunny...what more can a girl want?
Sleep...what is sleep?

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Loriann!
This is soft and dream-like. I like both but the reason I like the underpainting most is the wild looseness of it. Nevertheless, all your work is beautiful.

loriann said...

Hi Jala and thank you!!!
Dream like I like that description!