Thursday, March 24, 2011

soft pinks and red of Springtime

A Spring rainy morning is touched by soft reds and pinks. They show in the distance as more violet and in the foreground as an orange pink. Soft is the key word.(although a slight bit of exaggeration goes a long way to create the distance necessary) Ah! It is sooooo good to be back outside!

15 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

This is so beautiful, Loriann. May I ask - what medium is this?

loriann said...

Hi Janelle, Oops I forgot to write it. The medium is pastel and watercolor on Uart. Thanks !!

Donna T said...

Yes, that is our season exactly, Loriann! I noticed yesterday that the weeds and pine needles glowed so much more in the rainy weather. Very nice painting!

Double "D" said...

Beautiful B,
So nice to see that spring has arrived for both you and mother nature. You belong together.
Your happiness certainly shows in this colorful painting of spring.

pb

loriann said...

Thanks Donna! I LOVE to paint Springtime, don't you?

Hi PB!!!! You are so right...the timing is wonderful. I couldn't imagine missing Spring!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
The ratio of height to width of this painting- 8x16?, 10 x 20 ? helps to create a sense of rest while the interactions of the colors provides tension-push/pull.
The pink in the distance against that colder blue violet is a nice juxtaposition and this is where the tension of push/pull is evident. I like that touch of orange in the middle ground and the shape and reflections in the pond. You have your individual color sense that helps you to make your own color space. I never thought of orange as being a "spring"color but you are drawing upon your color vocabulary. This landscape is transitional because the cold blue violet refers to winter and the pinks and oranges refer to the new season that has just started.

NJ ART 73

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

This is so yummy! I can hear the birds in the trees and feel the leaves getting ready to burst and pop out. The colors and softness are just right.

By the way, the clean box is a winner -- what a great idea to use the screen over the box. I've just put the screen around the vacuum nozzle with a rubber band. Same idea, yours is bigger. :o) Happy you outside painting. It shows!!

Ed Terpening said...

Beautiful work!

Maggie Latham said...

This painting is exciting and inspirational ...a nice piece for me to ponder on today...love the colours and subtle blends...

Jala Pfaff said...

The colors really read spring so well.

Adam Cope said...

beautiful... the softness

B Lancton said...

This is a beautiful, sensual painting. I love it - I can literally feel the atmosphere and smell the air, as well as feel your happiness at being outside in the springtime day. Very lovely.

Barbara said...

I'm THERE. Thank you.

loriann said...

Hi NJ! This painting is 5x10.. I forget to post it this time..oops. Great analysis of the colors. Sometimes it works...and sometimes (like today) it doesn't.
cheerio!

Hi Kvan!
I love it, I never thought yo screen the vacuum nozzle! Does that work well? It's always interesting to learn everyone's secret ways.
Thanks about the painting.

Thanks Ed!

Thanks Maggie! Spring is exciting.

Thanks so much Adam!

Hi Bea!! Thank you so much!

Hey Barbara! Thanks!

loriann said...

Hi Jala! Thanks for your comment. It is glowing Spring here, but Sunday it will snow???!!!! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Spring in Boulder.