Monday, May 25, 2009

Blues at the Crest

9x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper

Why do I paint fields? Why don't I paint those houses that sit right over there? The answer is simple. Fields allow me to make the structure...houses demand that I follow their lines. Did you ever think about why you chose the subject matter you choose?

9 comments:

Brian McGurgan said...

This is beautiful, Loriann, and your title says it all - my eyes traveled right up the hill to the beautiful blues at top.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian. It seems as if we both like fields. Why do you choose them?
L

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Really quite lovely the way you build the field. I like this very much.

Bob Lafond said...

Loriann, You paint fields because you know how to present the variety of color and grasses moving from bottom to top, near to far, fingertip to where the eye touches. I like houses too, but I don't always follow their lines.

Bob

Janelle Goodwin said...

Lovely field painting, Loriann. I paint fields because there is a sense of freedom. There is nothing like painting waves of grass and the natural roll of the earth.

Brian McGurgan said...

I like the sense of space and freedom in open fields. I also enjoy the contrast and mystery of dense trees bordering fields, and the drama of a line of trees separating open fields so that glimpses of distance are visible between the trees.

loriann said...

Dori, Bob,Janelle and Brian, It is really interesting to hear everyone's thoughts about subject matter. I have always felt it is so personal- what we choose and why...even the distance we keep from our subject says a lot. I wonder if anyone has done a study on this topic?
Thanks for your kind words.... and yes the subject is the vehicle.. emotions are what they evoke.
Loriann

Jala Pfaff said...

I've noticed in myself that given a choice of painting a man-made object or a natural one, I'll always prefer the one made in nature.

loriann said...

Jala, What quality does the nature made object possess?