Wednesday, October 27, 2010

more work with "removed grisailles"

about 11x11 pastel on somerset
I decided to continue the challenge. With value only I tried to create the feeling of the sun sinking below the horizon. To do this I focused on keeping the land masses dark, trying only to give light to the few places the sun's last light would touch. Making clouds with value only was the trickiest part! This will help me with the painting I began last week. My soccer field.
I wanted to share with you that my painting, Sunshine on my Shoulder, took 3rd place in the Maryland Pastel Society's show. I just found out about this happy moment!

17 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Congratulations on the award from Maryland Pastel Society. It's a beauty, Loriann!

Katherine Kean said...

I think this is wonderful - I like the shift from deep darks up through the trees.

Congratulations on your award! Way to go!

loriann said...

Thanks Janelle and Katherine!!!

Donna T said...

Another gorgeous grisaille! Congrats on the award - it's a beautiful painting!

loriann said...

Hi Donna and thank you! I am beginning to think of these removed grisailles differently. They are paintings done in value only...like a print. hmmmm

Double "D" said...

Hey congratulations ... it's a great piece!

The grisaille is very exciting, really like all
of the subtractive areas. It appears to be
something new for you. Well done ... and
again I say nicely delineated.

pb

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your award!

Orit said...

Congratulations Lorainn
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loriann said...

Hi PB, You are right, the subtractive idea is something I like to do when working with value only. Maybe I will try it with color as well. Thanks ! Thank you too about 3rd place!

loriann said...

Thanks Barbara and Orit!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

You are perfecting your way toward more intuition and less regard for the actual subject. It feels like you are searching for the treasure of your subjects. Very cool!

Congrats on the award! Well deserved.

Caroline said...

Congratulations on the award Loriann, a beautiful painting.

brian eppley said...

congrats Loriann! Well deserved.

SamArtDog said...

I hope you know the "removed grisailles" are working as well as they are. Kvan put it well when she you're being more intuitive. Fewer rules, more feeling.

Congratulations on another well-deserved prize!

loriann said...

Thank you Kvan, Caroline, Brian and Sam!
Kvan and Sam, You are right, I am definitely trying to feel more think less.Let's see what happens!

Jala Pfaff said...

Congratulations! You must be doing something right. ;)

loriann said...

Hi Jala, I am trying! Thank you!