Monday, November 11, 2013

the power of purple

I must admit to having a love affair with purple. Doesn't matter which form the lovely purple takes: deep moody purple, light and lively violet, subtle gray violet, or vivacious magenta violet, I love them all equally. Don't you?

When you paint the landscape purple is always there to great us. You don't have to look far. She is always there. She has a feel-good presence. Depending on whether purple/violet is warmer (leaning toward magenta) or cooler (leaning towards blue) she not only means different things, but works very differently in a painting.
You may think this sampling of my recent field paintings is red and orange, but instead it seems to be more about the versatility of purple.

True confessions: A life-long obsession, I wear purple and live with purple. I may have gone too far when recently I painted my bedroom purple, which adds to the living room being painted violet and I just realized that my bathroom that has magenta glazed with blue violet. (My patient, loving husband is learning to love purple.)


Donna T said...

These paintings are like a "how to use purple" lesson! You really have a way of making all of your purples play well with the other colors, Loriann.

loriann signori said...

Paint with purple..easy and fun. That's my new advertisement. Purple really is a wonderful playmate for almost any color. Thanks Donna!

Jala Pfaff said...

I LOVE all these vibrant, purple-y pieces!!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Jala! I am in full belief that purple deserved its honor as the color of royalty!