Wednesday, December 30, 2009

uncompleted dream

This is a studio piece that I have been working on from a plein air painting in November.
Letting the idea sit and take shape in your head is very helpful. All the while I am thinking of Hans Hoffman's push pull theory. Warm /cool.
I want a softness to the air. Still it needs a vibration. Hmmmmmmmm.

On another note, I have been living in a dream ever since I learned that I received the 2009 Painting Plein Air Painting Plus Prize. To learn that I shared the award with Marc Hanson was a double honor! Making a Mark, #3 art blog in the UK, is the forum . If you haven't bookmarked Katherine's blog already, you must. She blogs from across the pond. Her topics include artists, exhibitions, art blogs;art history; art techniques and tips; art business and marketing; and the art name a few. Yearly she gives awards to blogs she finds deserving. This week she is slowly revealing the honors.


Double "D" said...

Dear B,

When your hot your hot!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on the awards, that's so cool and well deserved. As Casey said, you're an inspiration for painting and for life. Love the painting you have posted.

Take care, award winning B!!!!!
Your painting Buddy.

SamArtDog said...

this a.m., i just happened to jump from your blog over to "making a mark". what a coinkydink! what a delight to see you win another one, though no surprise. love to see you get your propers. and to be nominated by astrid and casey. even better!

don't blame you for keeping this one in your studio for a while. such rarefied air! btw, thanks for the hoffman reference earlier. the PBS site is a lot of fun.

SamArtDog said...

AND you've got stickability!

alaskanravenart said...

This is a wonderful painting. I like it a lot. Fascinating to see how you took the plein air painting and then amplified the color to capture your feelings about it.

loriann said...

Dear PB,
sssssssssssss! heehee Thanks so much on the congrats. I am amazed, a dream come true. Thanks for all your constant support!
PS love your new direction.. exciting stuff

Hey Sam!!!!

coinkydink all right.. you never know, eh? Thank you so much for your congrats, support and making me laugh!
I am glad you like the pbs link.

cheers! L

PS stickability.. you caught me...more on that tomorrow.

Hi Alaska and welcome to my blog! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am glad you like seeing the click back to the plein air painting. I will post the painting when it is done...later.

Melinda said...

Wow. You are cookin'!! I'm so happy for you. You are doing great work and you'll be dreaming good things for next year, I'll bet. What an inspiration, you are!!!

Best wishes for the new year.

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Loriann,
Many congrats and all deserved. :D
And thank you for purchasing the pastel!! I feel very honored.
I'll wait 'till we get back (four or so more days) to run the charge through Google...first I have to make sure the pastel makes it back safely. Thank you again!

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful work Loriann, the magenta and pink here is something else! I'm fascinated by Hoffman's push-pull theory and am enjoying seeing you put it into practice. Congratulations on all the well-deserved accolades - that's a pretty nice way to end the year!

loriann said...

Thanks so much Melinda! Best wishes in the new year. That grand canyon painting is a winner!

Hi Jala in India! It was absolutely my pleasure to purchase your painting. I LOVED it! I am honored to finally own a Jala Pfaff!
Thanks about the awards too. I am still walking on cloud nine.

Hi Brian,
Thanks for the support, especially regarding my struggle with Hans Hoffman. Each year I go back to it I have a different understanding and maybe get a little closer to knowing what he means. Thanks about the accolades. I still can't believe it! happy New Year!

Cheers, Loriann