Wednesday, January 13, 2010

think, thomas cole (variation 9)

I keep thousands of little papers of color notes. Notes that remind me of  the landscapes and skies I see. I try to record them (later) in my sketchbook. This particular note I looked for and found on my studio floor. I had remembered it well. The painting started out well. I should have known when to stop. When finishing my last strokes I couldn't help think of Thomas Cole.
There are many Cole's downtown in the NGA. Dramatic is a word I would use to describe his work. He was the founder of the Hudson River School of painters. Frederic Church (one of my faves) was one of his students.

6 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Stopping is much harder than starting. Not counting banging your head against the wall.

I like the note the best. Looks as innocently impetuous as a child's drawing.

loriann said...

Sam ooouuch! it's been happening all day.

Adam Cope said...

Pretty impressive changes in these WIP's - no wonder the head's hurting a little!

bravo - pastel on!

loriann said...

Thanks Adam! What is a WIP? I just keep banging that head. Thanks for the encouragement!

Adam Cope said...

Work In Progress = WIP

don't bang too hard, please!

loriann said...

Adam
WIP, interesting, I had never heard that acronym before yesterday.