Tuesday, May 17, 2011

defintion of twilight

12x24 pastel on uart

Twilight, the moments after the sun has sunk and before the darkness, is my favorite time.
Here are some of its definitions I found in the dictionary.
Twilight is:
1.The diffused light from the sky during the early evening or early morning when the sun is below the horizon and its light is refracted by the earth's atmosphere.
2. A period or condition of decline following growth, glory, or success: in the twilight of his life.
3. A state of ambiguity or obscurity.
Those three definitions are so completely different, but they make me think about what links them and wonder why I have this fascination with this particular time. hmmmmmm. More on this later.

This is the pastel that grew upon the watercolor underpainting. Still it has a limited palette, yet I also used discord colors to add interest. My pastels were from the red/purple and orange/red family with the complement of blue. The discords were blue purple and green. You may see them as a clear hue or they were used to create a neutral.


Donna T said...

Another beautiful painting, Loriann! I like how the orange underpainting looks like light shining through the tree in the finished piece - little sparkles. ch

loriann said...

Hi Donna and thank you! I always hope that the underpainting informs the rest of the painting. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

You make it look effortless, Loriann! Another beautiful painting. I love how the neutrals allow the light to glow.