Monday, September 17, 2012

ocracoke, after the storm

pastel, about 11x12
I have been studying and experimenting with the different ways to create the luminous look I desire in my skies. Someday I feel so far away from my quest (the holy grail)  and days like this I feel a millimeter closer. Yesterday I finished a summer painting I began when I was on the island of Ocracoke. When I was there I was fortunate to experience storm after storm and storm break after storm break. One night it lightninged for 5 hours straight and there were two water tornadoes. It was wonderful!!!!! Pure drama!
For years I have been scrutinizing Sanford Gifford's beautiful work. Slowly I am beginning to see the light.  Dark is not always essential, it seems to be the in the color gradations. Subtle.

On another note, good news! I just received a letter informing me that two of my pastels have been juried into the Appalachian Pastel Society's National Exhibit. I have never been to Asheville and hope to get there to attend the show! Here is one of the pastels.

Have a good week!


Leah Noonan said...

Congrats on your good news! Good to know the Appalachian Pastel Society has good taste.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Congratulations Loriann, that's great news! -great paintings too.

SamArtDog said...

Wow! I haven't seen this one before; I would have remembered. You know I've seen a lot of yours, liked most of them, loved some a lot, but this truly stands out. They'll be lucky to have you in Asheville; you'll make their show look good.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Leah!

Thank you Lisa!

Thank you Sam! I am honored to be part of the show.

Celeste Bergin said...

wow---great painting, so sensitive and yet "grand"!
congratulations on the acceptance. I am not at all surprised!

John O'Grady said...

Hi Loriann,
I really like the drama of this piece on the right, great movement.

Fab news about the competition. Well done.

Regards John

Donna T said...

I think you have luminosity figured out! Gorgeous, luminous paintings - both of them. Congratulations on the show!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Celeste! I am delighted to be part of the show.

Hi John!
The drama that needed holding back...the hardest thing to do. Thanks!

Hi Donna,
Figured out, i don't know. i am starting to gain some understanding. paint on! and thank you!

Caroline Simmill said...

Congratulations Loriann, that is wonderful news. I simply love the light in your beautiful wee painting.

loriann signori said...

Thank you so much Caroline!
PS I love it when you use the word "wee".

Jala Pfaff said...

Love this, and congratulations!