Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I needed to make the space in my head in order to allow freedom from the tyranny of the literal scene. To do that I made the underpainting (middle) at home. First time I have ever done that and I will do it again. I so easily moved trees around when I was using the memory of the place. Then I drove to the field around sunset and began working. The only part that remained true was the color of the sky and maybe a tree or two from different parts of the field... as you can see the rest just came.

Look in the far distance of the photo and you can see the construction vehicles like predators waiting for new prey.


Double "D" said...

What a beautiful imagination you have for color
Loriann. What a great lesson this is for me. I'm always too literal especially when it comes to green.
I wish I could get the illustrator out of my head.
I really love these colors, you do such a great job.
Your painting Buddy.

Karen said...

What a great idea!! to make the underpainting at home. Okay, another idea to take to my studio...

loriann said...

Thanks my buddy,I wonder how much credit i really can take for imagination
..... hmmmmmmm . I think of my color use as more or a slight exaggeration to get the feeling of the color of light. It really does feel that i crazy? (maybe don't answer that.)

Hi Karen, yeah, I don't know why I didn't think of that before????? It really does help free things up from the literal.

Jala Pfaff said...

So impressive and wonderful, the finished image you created from that literal scene!

loriann said...

I am slowly creeping farther away from the literal. Thanks for your comment Jala!