Friday, January 1, 2010

influences and a piece of advice

5x12 pastel on BFK  and its grisaille

Hans Hoffman was one of Wolf Kahn's teachers. The exploration of color was the main focus of their work(from my understanding.) It is mine as well. For me it's about simultaneous contrast, how relationships of colors next to each other effect the two colors and the whole. Hoffman talked about using color, not to copy nature, but to construct a relationship; in effect creating luminousity. Rothko did it magnificently. So did Kahn. Richard McKinley, master of simultaneous contrast, preaches it and I listen. I think that it's sinking in....finally! My advice for the new year (rather than resolutions) is for me and anyone that wants to listen. If the painting isn't working look around, it's probably not the part you are looking at.  What's next to it?

Have a wonderful, fruitful, healthy new year!
Hugs, Loriann

P.S. THANK you Richard!


Leah said...

Well this painting works!
By the way ... there are pennies in my backyard!!?? I noticed them by the light of the blue moon early this morning. Happy New Year!

Donna T said...

Great advice - thanks Loriann! Congrats on all of your recent awards! I look forward to seeing what you'll do with your pastels this year. Your work continues to inspire me! The "Dream" painting you are working on is stunning! Happy New Year!

SamArtDog said...

I like the grisaille because of the simultaneous contrast twixt the sepia and the violet. It makes an oxymoronic cozy gloom which feels like a humid and rainy summer morning in Maine. The tide is out, and I can smell the flats.

Next time I smell something rank, I'll take your advice and blame the dog next to me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
I found you via Katherine's Making a Mark. (congrats on awards!) As a former pastelist (I jumped ship to oils), I find your work amazing! I just love your use of color, sometimes subtle, sometimes bold. As well as your tidbits of advice!
Thank you for all you've done. I'll be coming back!

Double "D" said...

Your paintings are becoming your
heart and soul, your visions, your studied
search for those glorious split seconds of light.
How one color works with another as it
effects the landscape around us.
After watching for a while as you search out
all the possibilities I watch and listen with awe
as you move forward through the process.
You are a marvelous opportunity for all of us to
watch and learn from. Forever thankful for your presence in my life.
Your painting buddy.

loriann said...

Hi Leah!!! I am glad you like it. Happy New Year you're one crazy woman!!!!!!!

Hi Donna, Thank you about the awards. I am still walking on the clouds. Who knows what will happen next! What have you been up to recently?

Hi Sam,

There you go again, making me laugh! heehee
I agree with you about the grisaille. Maybe I should have stopped there.

Hi Tracy and welcome to my blog1 I am delighted to hear that it was Katherine's blog that sent you this way. She has a great blog. Thanks about my work. Come back and visit often. I will bop over and check your blog when all the relatives are back home. Till then, Loriann

Hey PB!!!!!You are way too nice to me!Thank you for all your kind words.-b