Wednesday, May 23, 2012

more from Hameau Farm

12x16 pastel
From all the paintings on my trip, this is the one I feel has the most possibility. Why you wonder? I think it is because I resonate with fields. Finding rhythms in the grasses and flowers send shivers through my spine. They have openings to the kind of play that is so exciting to me. Isn't that why we paint? Right now I am preparing a large board for its transformation into oil.
Here are two other pastels- not my favorites so they will stay nestled in tracing paper.
overlook 8x16 pastel
up the driveway, 8x8 pastel

14 comments:

Leah said...

The field pastel is beautiful. What kind of flower is that stunning pink?
Also, I really like the overlook pastel so I hope it doesn't stay nestled for too long. Thought of you this past weekend as we traveled the Cabot Trail.

Liz Steinglass said...

I love the pinks!

loriann signori said...

Hi Leah!
The flower looks like a phlox but is really hesperis. It is a gorgeous pink! Where did you go on the Cabot trail?

Hi Liz!
You too love pink!

Bob Lafond said...

I hope you look again at the two you don't favor today, since you might feel better about them on another day.

loriann signori said...

Good point Bob! you never know, do you?

Carol Lee Beckx said...

The pink field is exciting, but then I'm a sucker for pink. Also really like the composition of the bottom study.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

This looks like such an exciting place to sketch. I think all of these have great potential for paintings. With a slight crop (maybe) 'up the driveway' would look great in portrait format imho. They all convey a light happy warmth.

Eden Compton Pastels and Oils said...

Love the color in that top one!

Donna T said...

Gorgeous pink field! Your passion for painting fields really shows in this one. I like the subtle color shifts in the sky too!

loriann signori said...

Hi Carol,
It's nice to meet another "sucker for pink"!

Hi Lisa, You are right, the farm was a lovely place to work, as were the surrounding areas.

Thanks Eden!

Hi Donna, Just standing there in that field was exciting! Thanks for dropping by!

Ju said...

Beautiful! Thank you for your work. There is something truly wonderful about the 12x16. I have followed your blog for a year or so. I am also an artist who try's to paint everyday. I just set up a blog paintandsimple.com. Thanks for inspiring me.

loriann signori said...

Hi Ju. Thanks so much for following my blog.Best wishes with your blog.Painting happens each day. It doesn't wait for inspiration. Paint on!

Sara Mathewson said...

the field painting with the pinks is just wonderful! i of course love color and love pink:) i also like overlook. i too think that up the drive could work well in a crop, or portrait format. Love you work!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Sara! I appreciate your recent comment making spree!