Tuesday, May 31, 2011

more dusk

This was another from yesterday's explorations into dusk.  I liked what the acrylics were doing. They keep me away from "chalk." I think that when pastels have a lot of white, they look yucky. Whites need to be saved for highlights. That white is such an "uncolor." I have been working hard to move away from it and make more luminous grays.
Once again I have also come back to the "diva." Where is my real interest? That is where the fun happens, play down the other parts. Equal interest is uninteresting.
Now off to the Mountain Maryland Plein Air!

14 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

I am always happy to hear your opinions on colors. I agree about whites, and I think that the intensities of colors don't get enough talk.

Love the spots of green/yellow.

Have fun at the Plein Air!

Rhegina Sinozich said...

This is GORGEOUS! Wow! That's exactly what it looked like last night too. Amazing sunset. Chapeau. :)

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! This is very dramatic. Jumps right out at me. I've been out of town for 3 weeks and looking back at your skies. Love the blu twilight one from mid-may.

Carol Flatt said...

This is utterly stunning, Loriann. I couldn't agree more with your feelings about grays. They are the quiet workers who make the colors look good!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Your skies are looking wonderful Loriann. Good luck for this weekend.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Ooooooohhhhhhh...... really like these last three skies. The drama in this one in particular.

I wish you the best time at your plein air event, have fun.

Caroline Savva Art said...

This is just STUNNING! I'm loving the blues and oranges in your latest pieces, the effect is so powerful and dramatic!

Donna T said...

Wow! A diva in the sky! I avoid white pastels because of the chalkiness too. They are luminosity killers. Enjoy your time in Cumberland!

loriann said...

Hi Casey, It's important stuff, this chroma issue, especially for the pastelist.
Thanks!


Thanks Rhee!

Welcome back Pam! Thank you so much about my skies!

loriann said...

Hi Carol, well said, quiet workers- good way to describe them.
Thanks about the painting.

Thank you so much on both accounts Lynne!

Thank you too Lisa! Those just rolled off me. Wish I had a little of that roll now. Onward!

loriann said...

Thank you Caroline! I really appreciate it!

Hi Donna! Luminousity killers good way to put it!

Gregory Becker said...

Wow! I cant believe how beautiful that is.

Katy said...

This piece is simply beautiful. It brightened up my day. Thank you for that. :)

loriann said...

Thanks katy. I loved visiting your blog too.