Monday, December 6, 2010

bigger paintings

oil underpainting, 24x36 on wood
pastel on paper, study
I am beginning my quest. Go BIG. Using one of my small plein air paintings I made a underpainting in my glow colors. A few things I know about underpaintings- soft instead of hard, lighter value than the intended vision, and value relations matter. This is the glorious Potomac river in its November splendor.

Question for those living in or near NYC. Which gallery exhibits would you recommend right now? My wonderful husband is taking me next weekend for a gallery hop birthday celebration.

12 comments:

Deborah Paris said...

Great to see this Loriann! Check out Matthew Innis' blog Underpaintings. He has a list of shows up right now all over including NYC.

loriann said...

Thanks Deborah! I checked out Matthew Innis' blog and added to my list. I will research his recommendations. I am so excited!

RRoseman said...

not sure about gallery's but I love to go to the museum of arts and design @ 2 columbus circle-they alway's have beautiful exhibits and I like to have a break from looking at paintings when I am up in NYC. I like to go to a restaurant on Park and 20th for breakfast/brunch-L'express-it is down the block from the Art club where the pastel exhibit is held-
don't forget to check out lord and taylors windows on 5th ave ......have fun! (can you tell I am from NYC originally)

Lisa McShane said...

Have fun in NYC! I was just checking your blog to see if you had tips for DC - I just bought tickets for a quick trip there next weekend! And you'll be out of town!

(Pssst: Where are the tonalist paintings?)

loriann said...

H R, thanks for all your info! I will take your list with me!

Hi Lisa,
rats...I will miss you! If you are here Friday night let me now. I have an opening that night, so we are leaving early Saturday Morning. Send me email and I will give you my phone number..let's talk and I can give you all kinds of good info.
cheers! Loriann

Jul said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see how the final painting turns out.

I have been meaning to start work on some big pieces for a while now, too. I should get on that.

cerulean said...

These are beautiful, especially the red one.

loriann said...

Thanks Jul! Big is exciting!

Hi cerulean! Thanks for your comment!!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Love this violet pastel piece.

loriann said...

Hi Jala! The violet plein air piece will hopefully inform the bigger studio piece...we will see.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

these are fabulous in their simplicity. I need to go big.

loriann said...

Go for it Mary! Big is challenging... but so good!