Sunday, September 12, 2010

memory dawn

8x8 pastel on canson
I have been studying the moments before the sunrises. Not painting it, studying it. Memorizing it is HARD....but it is the true essence. I long to play the memory game Whistler played with ease.
Finally today I allowed myself to take my distillation and put it in pastel. I have noticed the land is cool and dark and the sky is always the more neutralized version of color. One interesting thing I did not know. The colors seem to touch complements. What that means is as the sky moves higher the greyed yellow green touches a color that is pink violet . On the other side of that cloud it is violet grey and the sky has more yellow. Maybe it's just me. What have you noticed?


Sheila Vaughan said...

Loriann, I've noticed you are a damn fine painter - large or small, LOL!

loriann said...

Hi Shelia and a big thank you!!!