Sunday, March 7, 2010

writing, painting and postcards

10x12 pastel on BFK

The colors at the lake are changing rapidly. The violets are giving way to greens and rose blush. It's an exciting time of year. My different way of working is helping me. Each time I arrive at the scene I take time to observe and just write down exactly what I see, rather than start painting. I must admit it's a difficult thing to do since I can't wait to paint and the light is just perfect and changing fast. It's a good discipline though. After the light changes I now rely on my notes.

Now to the postcard.......

First a thank you to folks with written comments:

Ipskipskyblue (Domi)

I have posted their blog links. If you don't know their blog, please take a moment to check it out. These artists are doing great stuff. From Janelle's luminous landscapes to Mario's Pastel News to Sam's dogs and things to Jala's serene abstracts to Casey's well watched "The Colorist," they all all making art news. I can go on and on. All are interesting, worthwhile blogs. (PS the gray ones are links)

Thank you to emailers and verbal commenters, all very numerous. Carolyn, the person who helped me with the creation of a press release, made astute comments that Katherine reiterated. They swayed the vote. Two images are being worked with for the postcard at this point are:
Buttercups and Needwood. The show is about the transition times of light, dawn, dusk, and  twilight. And a postcard image needs to be eye catching and recognizable....enough to make a person want to look twice it eliminated slough (my personal fave.) It's funny too that I had to eliminate daisies/mom... it was too personal. It is named Hope and Longing and was painted for my Mom who fought cancer and died.
The graphics people will take over from here and decisions will be made based on other factors I am not able to fully explain.
Once and THANK YOU!!! xxooo Loriann


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting links to everyone's blog. It's always nice to visit new art blogs via other artists blogs. Good luck with your postcard...

Kaylyn said...

I second Maggie's thank you. That is really a nice gesture. It helps to forge new friendships and contacts.

I just browsed back through all of your work again and have to revise my vote (too late maybe) I had liked buttercups for a small image, but needwood is much more representational of your work as a whole!

Thanks for visiting my site and for the always appreciated comments.

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for the mention, and the whole list is great to have. You're as generous as always!

Double "D" said...

thanks loriann, for listing and mention.
as always you're so very kind.
i know this show will be very rewarding for you in many ways. wish i could see it in person.

loriann said...

You are all most welcome, Maggie, Kaylyn, Sam and PB! You're great!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thanks for the mention and links to other artists. I always enjoy reading your blog because of you're so authentic in everything you do. I wish I could be there to see your show too!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks for posting my link! I am so sorry to hear of your mother. Was it breast cancer? I only ask because I have a friend (only 31) struggling with it now. Glad you got good feedback about which images to choose.

loriann said...

Hi Janelle!
It was my pleasure to post your link-honest. Everyone should see your work. Thank you too for your kind words!

Hi Jala,
You're welcome about the link. My Mom passed of lung cancer, a demon I hope never to mess with. Cancer is awful no matter how you put it.My husband Paul's mom passed from breast cancer. I must say I am proud of my husband for many reasons. One of which is that his job is researching cancer and trying to find the information that will finally locate a cure. Hope is around the corner.