Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Love at First Sight

24x24 pastel on art spectrum
The slough is one of my new muses. I don't want a muse-ho...but this is so much like my river and reservoir that it was love at first sight.
The concept is the most important thing for a painting. You really have to be clear about why you are painting that particular scene. What drives you? Why are you emotional about it? If you are not clear the viewer will not be.

PS The notans posted yesterday were part of the planning for this larger piece.

6 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

This piece packs a punch. It definitely shows your love at first sight!! Stunningly gorgeous, Loriann!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Wonderful zing. My eye traveled to the light green trees and continued around the bend. I'm glad you haven't been neutralized, Loriann. :)

Melinda said...

The "notans" really pay off! I can see how developed and sophisticated this piece is as a result of your first studies. Really beautiful.

Mostly, I am driven by paint. Working the materials like frosting, triggers all of my senses (paint smells yummy, looks yummy, feels great) and then, I feel alive and happy. This sometimes shows up in the finished work...at least, I hope so. :-)

loriann said...

Thank you Janelle, Dale and Melinda!

Interesting Melinda...the paint drives you.... hmmmmm. Your work definitely show your passion!

Adam Cope said...

What a lovely image :-)

Full of poetry & invitation

loriann said...

Thanks Adam!
Full of poetry and invitation...I like that.