Friday, November 12, 2010

another version of the slough and value

This is a much bigger version of the slough(18x18) which I have been working on for the past 6 months (granted 3 of which I just looked at it and grimaced.) After speaking with Deborah, on Wednesday, I have been thinking about value. Wondering about how my use of color and temperature that sometimes sacrifices value. So that is my next focus.

It's funny that what I know...I don't do. I realize that value directs the eye. Place the darkest dark and lightest light in the focal point. Have a dominant value.
Painting is continuous discovery and learning, so full of duh! moments.

10 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

'It's funny that what I know...I don't do.' - I think we can all relate to that one. Maybe that's what keeps us going?

Lovely reflecting colours here, the painting makes me feel very calmed.

loriann said...

Why is that Lisa? Maybe it is what keeps us going... as you learn you simply get different duh! moments.
I am delighted that the painting has a calming effect...wait till you see the next one!!!

Astrid Volquardsen said...

You know what, I just had the same trouble with one of my sailg pictures today. I knew what I needed to do, but somehow my hands didn't do it.( Funny enough, I still like the result.)Maybe it is good to sometimes let go?
I like just love your colors in the foreground, that blue and red. e real eyecatcher...

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I seem to be having a lot of duh! moments this year. I guess that must mean I'm learning a lot ;) Every time it keeps me working harder though. Can't wait to see your next one.

loriann said...

Hi Astrid, I am glad to hear that you have those moments as well - our movie star pastel painter! Thanks about the painting.

Hi Lisa...you too, eh? I guess I have excellent company!

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Oh Loriann, if you would know... self-doubt is a very good aquaintance of mine.( Sometimes his friend artistic frustration shows up too. More often that I would like)

loriann said...

Hi Astrid, I know both of them well, too well... but I now know I have excellent company.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I'm glad you didn't give up on this one when it was in its "grimace" stage. Beautiful and dreamy. I like it!

Life is so full of duh moments that the OED added Homer Simpson's "d'oh" to it's lofty list of words. I'm not a fan of the show, but I sure now the feeling that goes with the word "d'oh"!

Donna T said...

Duh moments are the best, aren't they? It's nice to know that we never stop learning. This is really nice, Loriann. You seem to have a handle on glazing!

loriann said...

Thanks Donna! Let the learning and the duh moments continue forever!