Friday, March 21, 2014

Aphrodite and me

11.5x12.25 pastel

Finally I am back to pastel. I missed it! So much finishing of paintings for the show..not enough fun.
This one came to me when I was swimming laps this lunch time.  Even the name...Aphrodite's Dream. Crazy, huh? Often I labor for months this took 45 minutes tops. It was already made in my head.
It was inspired by my favorite place Chincoteague Island. On the wall in my studio is this large study created in Chincoteague with black pastel only. It didn't sell at the plein air event...maybe that's better, so far it has inspired three paintings.


Lauren James said...

Beautiful! Would also be lovely as a big oil painting :-)
Love the black pastel study of Chincoteague too!!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Lauren.... you read my mind. This week I think I will begin a large oil on the same color concept.

Patricia Wafer said...

The black only pastels is gorgeous. Very inspiring. I will take one sketching with me tomorrow.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Patricia. I find that the large value studies help me create numerous paintings.