Monday, May 9, 2011

color temperature and fractured color

9x10 pastel and watercolor on Uart
I am trying to get back into my early morning routine. So today (at 6:20am) as I was driving to school I stopped and painted. It was a small soccer field, nothing really amazing , but the light was cool and light.
I once again began my underpainting with just a focus on temperature.  Temperature sets the tone. Next, since I wanted a glow in the sky I fractured the color to make it vibrate. Fracturing color is something so easy to do with pastel. Keep within the same value range and choose different analogous colors, in small part, side by side. Voila! Vibration!
Now back to the studio.

7 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Another great formula. Glad to hear you're out lurking at dawn again!

Casey Klahn said...

The color choices are a study in nice for me. The bold violet/red and green, but interdicted by the blue, blue/green.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
A beautiful painting! Wonderful harmony of colors,blues, greens, violets, yellow greens. The early morning light-once again you captured the atmosphere and a sense of place.
You go out to paint A.M.-I go out in the late afternoon catching the sun along the river.
NJ ART 73

loriann said...

Thanks Sam! It does feel great to be out there!

Hi Casey, It's my fun with warm /cool ~ you caught me!

loriann said...

Hi NJ,
That morning light is delicious.. but then again so is the late afternoon/early evening light of which you speak. Love them all..why choose? Thanks about the painting. Have fun out at the river!
Loriann

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

You turn the most ordinary places into sites where light dances like magic! The violet in the cool greens is lovely and really makes the warm, sunlit greens of the trees stand out. I almost typed "sin-lit" and that's maybe a Freudian slip about how sinfully warm and luscious the green in the trees looks. Naughty to be so lovely before 7 am.

loriann said...

You are funny Kvan! Thanks for the boost!