Monday, November 12, 2012

nocturnes, georgetown at night

georgetown at night

"As the light fades and the shadows deepen, all pretty and exacting details disappear and I see things as they are in great strong masses. And that night cannot efface from the painter's imagination."
James Abbott Whistler
georgetown twilight
When Whistler struggled to find the right word to describe his night scenes of London a friend suggested the parallel between painting and music, Thus the word "nocturnes" began. Tonal harmonies are everything. The small shifts of color and temperature make the scene rather that details or dynamic value shifts. For me, the use of memory is the best way to achieve this.

6 comments:

Donna T said...

Beautiful, sensitive work. The color vibrations in the twilight sky are amazing! You sure put your underpaintings to good use, Loriann.

loriann signori said...

thanks Donna! I keep trying new things with underpaintings and papers.

Rebecca said...

Glorious!

SamArtDog said...

Memory is escorted by imagination, and they make such a lovely couple.

Liz Steinglass said...

Wow! What you are doing with those blues and reds is gorgeous. It's so out there and unapologetic. Courageous without even noticing.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Rebecca!

Hi Sam! Love the words you use to describe.." memory escorted by imagination"

Hi Liz and thank you. Unapologetic..love it!

 
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