Saturday, April 17, 2010

love and the square

10x10 pastel and watercolor on twinrocker dusty rose watercolor paper HP
I don't know exactly when I fell in love with the square. it just sort of happened. It was just there waiting for me to notice. It didn't really flirt with me, just gently kept me engaged. It holds so many possibilities- and it doesn't tell what to do or how to think. I can be myself and figure out the tension. Now the relationship is official. I should put the status change on my facebook page.
I LOVE THE SQUARE!
ah, love is good.

8 comments:

Double "D" said...

Good Morning B,

You've finally converted me! I'm a square lover.
I've watched as you've created so many beautiful paintings in the square format. My old fashioned training telling me never to use a square when doing landscapes is obsolete thinking. I wonder now where that philosophy came from.

Each time you do this view of Lake Needwood you accomplish color harmony so different from the past studies. It's a beauty as always and your compositions work so well in the square format.

Nice, nice, nice!
A convert, PB

Ipskipskyblue said...

Hee hee! I can imagine your facebook page saying "In a relationship with...the square." You just have to be careful that people don't interpret it as a slight on your husband (who most definitely is not a square!!).

loriann said...

Hello my convert, PB!
So will you try a square now? You are too kind to me!

Hey Domi!!!
Square on the side, it's possible.Maybe I won't do my facebook.

Jala Pfaff said...

I've always been square. And a square lover too.

This is lovely. But are those mountains in the background? (baby pink and blue) They look like nice mountains in the distance. But I don't think you have mountains there... Hmm. A quandary. A quandary in a square: A squandary.

brian eppley said...

congrats on the show and acceptance into the western Maryland plein air event. Should be a blast and good luck with both!

loriann said...

haha a squandary!!! Good one Jala!
Mountains no...hills... out here in the Maryland we have hills. Square rule!

Hi Brian!
A big thank you!I remember last year you did the big one in Carmel. Any tips?

NJ ART 73 said...

Loriann,
It hip to be square!

B Boylan said...

A square format...

same
quiet
simple
settled
balanced
equilibrium
~and~
awesome!

Congrats on the Plein Air event!