Saturday, February 26, 2011

studies in reflections

Here are two pastels with watercolor underpainting. Both are studies for larger pieces in oil from which I am now doing the grisailles.. Sometimes I wonder if loving the process with the exploratory work hurts the next step. Did I already say it in this piece? Maybe the thing is that I need to start with them and then put them so far away.


Donna T said...

Both are gorgeous, Loriann, but I love the orange tree in the second one! Keep saying more with less - it works for you!

SamArtDog said...

You might have already said it, but keep talking. Some things bear repeating. Like some melodies, listening once is not enough.

Casey Klahn said...

Enjoying these.

Double "D" said...

Great stuff B.

You always amaze me with the watercolor underpaintings plus you're lite touch with the pastel.
I agree with Casey, these are enjoyable to look at.

loriann said...

Thanks Donna.. freedom from superfluous details..yay!

oooh dear Sam! I hope you don't live to regret what you say;-) Thanks.

Thanks Casey!

Hey PB!
Thanks...I wish I could use my oil underpaintings with the same ease.

Carol Lee Beckx said...

The luminous space of the foreground in the second one is great.

loriann said...

Thanks Carol!