Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sweeping Field: One of the Forgotten Lands

8 x14 pastel and watercolor on Uart
I returned to the field late yesterday afternoon. The light was right and I wanted to finish the painting I began the day before with a watercolor underpainting. It's unusual for me to take two days to make a plein air painting. I am trying to move more slowly- anyone who know me realizes that alone is difficult. The real challenge in this painting was to paint the yellow flowers without "painting them." I think I became too literal for my liking.

4 comments:

anita stoll said...

I am new to blogging. When I came upon your sight and what your doing/creating, well it blew my mind. Between you and Marla Bagetta I am going to creat a small painting often and post it to my blog.

loriann said...

Anita, Hi!
Welcome to blogging and welcome to my site.Thank you for your compliments- even including me in the same sentence as Marla is an honor! Blogging is a lot of fun and a good way to solidify an important habit of constant painting (which for me means everyday.) Now let me jump over to your site and see what you are up to. Cheers and happy blogging,
Loriann

Brian McGurgan said...

Lovely color and sense of space here, Loriann.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian!