Tuesday, March 22, 2011

morning moonset

5x5 pastel on somerset
I have been having fun doing moon pastel paintings as my warm-ups. Trying different combinations of color, times and compositions. Sometimes we just have to have a little fun, eh?


Roger Seddon said...

Hi Loriann,

I really do think this is absolutely marvelous. Simplicity itself but what a powerful statement it makes. I especially like the boldness of the nearest telegraph pole the link it makes with the other directing the eye beyond to the understated moon. Glad to hear and see you are much improved and well on the road to recovery.

SamArtDog said...

You rarely put urban artifacts in your paintings, but this one makes me realize how much I like it when you do.

B Boylan said...

Love the urban subject, composition, mood, color...what else have I missed?

Double "D" said...

What a beauty B!
Please do more like this.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I'm enjoying seeing how you approach moon paintings. This one looks great and yesterdays post was beautiful too. Keep having fun. The colours in Saturdays skies were amazing, it seemed to be constantly changing - so inspiring.

loriann said...

Hi Roger! Thank you for your comment..it made me feel good. I have been having fun experimenting. I am so much improved I can't wait till I can work at the easel again!

Hi Sam! You are right I often ignore urban artifacts. For this one I wanted the contrast of sharp and soft. Thank you for your compliment!

Hi Brenda,THANK YOU!

Hi PB, I never know what each day brings with my experiment time. Thanks for your kind words!

Hi Lisa,
These moon paintings are fun. I have so little knowledge about them so I just approach with curiosity and a desire to have fun. Thanks for your compliment!

Donna T said...

I agree with the others: beautiful, incredible, marvelous! I especially love the barely-there phone poles - they are just perfect! More moons, please!

Karen said...

Fun, yes! I too was immediately drawn to the urban scene! I like the contrast with the gorgeous softness of the pastel.

brian eppley said...

The multiple vertical elements work wonderfully with the low horizon massing. Could easily be tall standing dead timber in the forest and give the same result. Urban.. rural... works as either. Well done.. have fun :)

Brian McGurgan said...

Mmmm, I like this alot, Loriann - beautiful color and texture and I like the spare composition.

Casey Klahn said...

There's a lot going on here, and yet there isn't. Wonderful quality, that.

SamArtDog said...

Hey, I think I forgot to welcome you back to real life. Well, welcome back, and congratulations for making the long haul! You're an inspiration. You've always had awesome stick-to-it-ism and made good use of it for the last 3 months. Looks like hamster has a new sanity.

loriann said...

Hi Donna! And thank you...those barely there poles were a second thought an aim at verticals. More moons will come your way!

Hi Karen! Hmmmmm, you like the contrast, eh? Let the fun continue and thank you for your comment.

Hi Brian E, You are so right, my poles were aiming for some vertical elements and edges to make contrast. Thanks!!!

Hi Brian M,
Thanks so much! I know you and I rarely do urban...so I appreciate that you like this one.

Thanks Casey!

loriann said...

Hi Sam! Thank you for the welcome back to real life! Thanks for all your kind words and support during this hard time for me!
The hamster is back!

Stinson Fine Art said...

really fantastic. Tells a story for sure!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Like this a lot!

loriann said...

Thanks John and Lynne!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
You have captured that particular moment in time.
Every section of this painting works. I like how the lower left corner is a beautiful deep red violet and that tall vertical in front of pushes that shape back. You have also created a sense of depth by going from the darker values in the foreground to making them lighter as you progress towards the horizon.The colors of the sky-absolutely beautiful-you can "feel" the cold of that morning. It is hard to believe that this is a 5 x 5 sheet of paper. The painting has that wonderful sketch on site feel to it.
It would be interesting to see you take this sketch and go to a larger size.


loriann said...

Hi NJ,
Thank you so much, what a wonderful assessment you have written! This one was all about listening to the painting.... who knows maybe it will grow?

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Nice one!
You're right about placing the color. Color vibration makes color sing. You need the neutrals.