Wednesday, April 13, 2011

playing with colors in the studio

Here is a studio version of my plein air piece from 2 weeks ago. My goal was to simply play with different combinations. See how far I can push the range and still read sky and depth. I always keep in mind the shape of the Earth when creating a sky.
Oh, and I haven't showed you the girls in a while. Here they are with the striped king...caught in the act of being cute.

7 comments:

SamArtDog said...

I like the complement tension in this. Yellow/violet. Orange/blue.
Yay for another trip to the mountains! Congrats.
Cute kids.

Casey Klahn said...

Hooray for a yellow sky, and yet with still enough room for blue-violet. Good work.

Celeste Bergin said...

gorgeous spacious sky--and all those kitties are adorable

Caroline said...

I thought I was on Jala's blog when I saw those lovely kitties! hey they have grown up to be really beautiful. thanks for sharing. I really like the colours in your warm sky Loriann.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
Wonderful use of complementary color -this painting sings. Looks like you caught your studio "assistants' lounging on the job!

NJ ART 73

loriann said...

Hi Sam, Yep, you caught me with the complements again. It's funny how they so naturally appear in nature! And thank you about the plein air event! I am so excited.

Hey Casey,
Yellow skies seem to abound at this time of year. Lemon yellow in the morning and oranger yellows in the evening. They really excite me. Sounds like you like them too!

Hi Celeste and thank you! You must be a kitty appreciator as well. You should see what it's lie at bedtime when all 5 come aboard!

Hi Caroline, yes, Jala and I do share a love of our fur families. Thanks about the painting.

Hi NJ! Yep, I have to keep my eyeball on the assistants. It's hard still because I do not allow the kittens in the studio, only the wiser older cats. The kittens will play with pastels and paint..egad! A big no-no!
Thank you about the painting!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi sweethearts, you still look like bobcat kittens to me.

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