Thursday, November 25, 2010

a warmup in fog

6x9 pastel on somerset
I was zipping along on my way to teach yesterday and the fog was getting thicker on Beach Drive. I only had 25 minutes. My goal was simply to get an impression and keep the color harmony. Later, after teaching I returned to the studio charged up for more. It doesn't take long for a warm up: it's just about doing it.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!


Donna T said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Loriann! I think fog paintings are so beautiful - yours capture that quiet mood. I feel sorry for the man yesterday who couldn't see the beauty of fog. One more thing for us to be thankful for, right?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I think that because you are always prepared to paint (even en plein car!), you have the mindset that when something grabs you, you grab back. These warm ups are charming and give a sense of your enchantment with the quality of the air in the scene.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nika said...

Moody and glowing. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

loriann signori said...

Hi Donna, Kvan and Nika, I am thankful to have blogger friends like you three! Thanks for your comments and support!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Caroline Simmill said...

It is interesting to see how a quick painting can produce such a lovely fresh looking quality. I really love this wee painting Loriann it is a gem.

loriann signori said...

Hi Caroline and thank you! I guess sometimes when it is a quickie one is forced to try to get the essence with the fewest amount of strokes and fussing.
You are always so supportive!

Theresa Evans said...

Hi, just found your lovely blog and just wanted to say I find this so beautiful and delicate. Really atmospheric.