Wednesday, May 14, 2014

spring fog- study of color

Someone asked me what is my method for painting landscape. Hmmm. Method, there ready is no method, I really do not aim to have a series of steps I do in order to make a plein air painting. I could answer instead, "what was today's method?"
Today I used sanded down watercolor paper and chose different  colors  to mass in the shapes. I hoped it would help a foggy painting read space. Next I softened all of the edges, only because I want to choose my edges later. Then I began layering color.
On this one you can see the stickiness of the pastel. Fog has so much moisture in the air.


Donna T said...

Pollen and fog; you sure know how to make the most of a hazy atmosphere, Loriann. I like how the texture of the paper helps to separate the fog colors in this one. I hope you have a great season of plein air painting!

loriann signori said...

HI Donna! i LOVE the haze and humidity! Natural joiner of color!