Tuesday, March 19, 2013

grays and luminosity

Pure color has more power next to gorgeous grays. Just Look at Turner's work and you will see. He didn't use dark foils to make luminosity. Sanford Gifford didn't use darks either. Instead there is one pure point and the rest is grayed.
at the NGA, Siout, Egypt, Sanford Gifford
at the Met, A Gorge in the Mountains, Sanford Gifford
Here are two I have visited recently.  Aren't they exquisite?


Louellen said...

Hi Loriann. I was thinking about the theme of luminosity in looking at one of your posts last week, and here it is again. Beautiful.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Louellen.
I do wish my work might one day compare to such greats as Gifford .....I have a lot of work to do.

Celeste Bergin said...

wow---love that beautiful sky!!

loriann signori said...

Thanks so much Celeste!