Friday, May 6, 2011

green and the use of grays

12x12 oil on wood
Needless to say I kept at it with this one. While I liked it in its GREEN state, it was not one I could live with...too electric. It needed soft grays. I am not sure you can tell, but now the sun actually vibrates and I like it more. It has some depth, without it being about space.
The neutrals work as the joiners, the colors that make the other colors come alive.  This painting, one of many  about underpainting and making a glow through simultaneous contrast. You will see more.

16 comments:

Debora L. Stewart said...

I just love this one. It has the colors that have been on my mind lately.

loriann said...

Thanks Debora! Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to write a comment. I think this is the first time we have met.
This one my new favorite too. I finally managed to do something I have been trying to do for a long time....now back to the studio!

Casey Klahn said...

Yeahhh! Very nice - I love this, Loriann. Is this the finished version? I wanted to comment on it before, but knew it was an underpainting.

loriann said...

Hi Casey, This is finished and I am finally satisfied with a painting. Thanks!

Barbara said...

Love it!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Beautiful.

loriann said...

Thank you Barbara!

Thank you Dale!

Celeste Bergin said...

oooooooooo I really love this! the colors are so super pretty!

loriann said...

Thanks Celeste!!!

Jane Hunt said...

This is lovely. Just went back and read your last few posts I'd missed. Thanks for sharing - I always something!

Donna T said...

Nice changes, Loriann! I liked it before but it seems more "you" now. Must be those neutrals :)

B Boylan said...

Dang girl, you make me jealous...or is it green with envy?! Super beautiful!

loriann said...

Hi Jane,
Thank you about my posts! I really appreciate it!

Hi Donna, Thank you! I always appreciate your input.

Hi Brenda! You make your laugh! Thank you!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I've been pondering what to say about this painting without sounding like I'm gushing. I think I need to gush... I love it. Love the feeling it gives of calm whilst still feeling like it holds all the exciting promise of spring... anticipation... soft edges, lost and found. Beautiful.

loriann said...

Wow !!!! Thanks so much Lisa! You made my day!

jane minter said...

it's beautiful how you've refined this loriann