Monday, October 15, 2012

luminosity study

As I continue my work on luminosity I will share a few things I have observed:
1.luminosity does not need a dark
2.luminosity needs grays and in the luminous area pure chroma
3.the luminous area must be small and the grayed down area large

I have found that working on the watercolor on site and then in the studio creating the full concept in the studio allows for more focus on the concept of luminosity. I will rub and erase the pastel and use fixative in numerous layers.


Donna T said...

Beautiful work Loriann! It's interesting that you use fixative but it makes sense to help the colors sit on top of each other without blending and making mud.

loriann signori said...

Exactly allows it to sit on top...just like oil paint. Thanks for your comment!

Deborah Elmquist said...

Thanks for sharing the tips on creating luminosity. Your work just gets better and better.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my word. These are just stunningly gorgeous and so fresh. Beautiful beautiful work!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Deborah! My quest just goes on and on!

Thanks so much cobalt violet! (love that name!)