Friday, March 6, 2009

Loriann's Vista revisited




I've been living with the pastel I did before, that I called Loriann's Vista, and realized I didn't like it that much. I'd had too much fun with color and overworked it a little, and lost the quiet tranquility that I'd been after. So I brushed some of the color off (with a hog-bristle, which seems to get rid of a lot more tooth than I would like on the Sennelier paper--anyone got a better method?) and got back down to a ghost image. I worked back up from there, trying not to use too much pastel, sticking to a monochrome (it's actually kind of a very dusky gray-blue-purple, even though it just looks plain gray on the screen) and just concentrating more on value and the feeling I wanted to express. 

Thanks again, Loriann, for the photo use.


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4 comments:

Laurel Daniel said...

This is sooooooooo serene.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Laurel. I think so too.

Brian McGurgan said...

This has a really nice mood, Jala. I like the subtle color very much and the texture as well.

Loriann Signori said...

Jala,
I like both paintings (vista 1 and 2). This one does have a more serene, almost somber mood, while the other is calm. This one is a landscape while the other is more abstract.
Your use of value in this painting makes the mood. Beautiful.
Thanks for honoring me with this. Maybe I should figure out how i can do Jala's Vista.