Sunday, April 3, 2011

back to the river, yay!

10x10 pastel and watercolor on Uart

Finally, I am really out there, ready to paint outdoors! Still I can not use my easel so i have found a way to sit and work (for now.)
I, of course, returned to the river in the early morning, my forever muse. My husband came with me and lifted my stuff down there; but, now I have a plan for next time. Solo.  I must say it felt so good to be out there and be part of nature while I painted. The sounds, the light, the cold, it's all part of the feel. This is the best time of year. The neutrals are the most splendid of all. Violet grays, red grays, orange grays, golden grays, blue grays, all amazing. Today's grays were mostly violet and gold...beautiful complements.

19 comments:

Nika said...

I feel your joy. Being outside is exhilarating on it's own. If you get to paint on top of that, it's haven!
I have such a hard time these days convincing myself to stay indoors to get anything done:)

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

I love the feeling of this one, Lorianne. It's instructional to see how you use such small touches of greener/gray to liven the whole piece.

loriann said...

Hi Nika, I understand your problem, I have the same one. Do what you enjoy! Florida will be very HOT in the summer, maybe then focus on using all your plein knowledge in the stdio.

Hi Dale and thank you for your kind comment! It's nice to see you back again!

Stinson Fine Art said...

Well done!

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

That's a great one. Indeed, the still naked trees are grey, but which greys... You hit them. O:-)

B Boylan said...

A triumphant celebration with wonderful results! I get to go out tomorrow, if the sprinkles will behave. Ahh, spring is here! Enjoy!

Donna T said...

I'm sure the river is just as happy to see you! Gorgeous spring colors!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! I can feel your joy in the beauty of your piece! I love it! Looking forward to seeing more...Paula

loriann said...

Thanks John!

Hi Ulrike and thank you. Greys are the best aren't they?

Hi Brenda, Yes, it was a real celebration! Have fun tomorrow!

Hi Donna,
The river indeed is my friend...we have an unspoken relationship. Hope you too are able to find time to be out there!

Thanks Paula! Best wishes in your upcoming show!

Celeste Bergin said...

what a beautiful place to paint....it's a gorgeous result!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I'm sure that under that hat is your happy, smiling face! Good to see you getting back and feeling stronger. But, you are different, now, right? Back to the familiar and yet different. How delicious!

Jala Pfaff said...

She's back and she's on a roll! Lovely paintings lately.

Brian McGurgan said...

Congratulations on getting back to work at the river, Loriann. I'm glad to hear that you are doing so well. This is a beautiful painting, too - very nicely composed.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Those reflections are beautiful and I like the recession. It feels full of life. I was wondering is your full name Loriann Where There's a Will There's a Way Signori?

SKIZO said...

FabulousWorkThankYouForSharing

loriann said...

Hi Celeste and thank you. The river is truly amazing!

Hi Kvan!
Yes, you are right...different and you will see more of that as time goes on! Maybe next time I will allow Paul to actually photo my smiling face...shy I guess.
And yes it is absolutely delicious to be out painting!

Hi Jala, that's right SHE"S BACK. Thank you about the paintings.

Thanks Brian! Ir's good to hear from you. The river definitely is a muse for me.

loriann said...

Hi Lisa! You are funny!!! I have been described as tenacious. Thanks about the painting. It felt soooooo good to be there!

Hi SKIZO, Thank you!

Casey Klahn said...

Excellent landscape. A singularly good one - I really favor it.

Happy for you to be back at it. I almost could go out today, but for the wind. Soon.

loriann said...

Hi Casey and thank you! Have a great first outing when the wind stops!