Wednesday, February 16, 2011

the sky's grandeur

8x10 pastel and watercolor on Uart
Just two weeks ago, when there was still fresh snow, I saw this view. The distant houses and steeple were a glowing light blue. Dwarfed by this beauty, the foreground houses had no real importance. The sky went on forever and had so much pulsing light.
I wanted to create light flowing through the sky. Grandeur.
Every choice started out deliberate. The vertical format was chosen to create a dynamic, thrusting feel.  The land was not important so it is mostly sky. The color harmony started out very controlled then the painting took over.
No photos, sketches or written words were used to create this: just time and synthesis of idea.


Casey Klahn said...

This is my favorite sky!


Myka Rhea said...

Your painting looks like a real scenery. One thing I like about the sky is that it's BLUE! I love blue -all shades of it. I imagine having to see this with my own eyes. Maybe I'll paint this too. But I think I won't make it as brilliant like you do.

Tiny Paintings of Houses

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

What a stunner! I love this.

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful, Loriann - I love the gradation of sky color and the rosy-violet clouds.

Double "D" said...

Your minds eye is all knowing.
You continue to morf and grow to
heights we mortals only hope to reach.

I wish you could be here in Sedona just to
see some really incredible skys. Love to see
what you would create from your memory process.

loriann said...

Thanks Casey!!! I really appreciate it!

Hi Myka, Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for your kind words. It's funny it does look real, but it's made up of little pieces of color, some smudged and some in little or big's all an illusion. The kind of magic magician make and we painters try to make...sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

Thanks Lisa!!!

Thank you too Brian!

Hi PB, I wish I could be there in Sedona with you...experience those skies. You will have to do it in my absence. You can probably do a much better job than I.

B Boylan said...

Just one word....Magical!

loriann said...

Thanks Brenda!!!! I appreciate your kind words!

SamArtDog said...

Quite GRAND!
Glad they didn't take out your inspiration gland, too.

loriann said...

Thanks Sam! I am sure glad they left that gland untouched.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
"Just time and synthesis of idea", sums up this beautiful painting and is one of many paintings that show us the path that you are now traveling on. Keep this journey going forward.


loriann said...

Thanks NJ for your words that show understanding and support!