Wednesday, November 3, 2010

dominant color and the feel of light

8x12 pastel on mystery paper (something from my drawer)

If you want to create an envelope of air, the touch of dusk's goodbye, you have to feel and not look. I am enjoying this new kind of paint with abandon that I am feeling. My only real rule is to have a dominant color.  I call it- the envelope. From that I dance my pastels in the same way I am dancing the brushes in oil.

6 comments:

helen said...

very impressionistic!

Double "D" said...

Good Morning B,

The reflection of the sky in the water is the first thing that caught my eye. A really great touch. Another interesting touch ... the cool colors appear in the foreground and the warm colors are in the background.
Or I'm color blind and it's the opposite. Either way, it really works. Your full of surprises!
pb

Nika said...

So beautiful and harmonious, Loriann. I like it so much, I almost don't want to talk about it, just look.

loriann said...

Thank you Helen!

Hi Pb, You are so observant. At dusk when the light is on the land near the horizon I see it as warm and the foreground land is cool. Often this is true in Tonalist paintings at dusk. I can't pass anything by you!

Hi Nika, no need to talk, but thank you for the comment.

brian eppley said...

an absolute gem.

loriann said...

Thank you Brian!