Sunday, April 18, 2010

possible paintings for show

I have weaned down about 60 possible paintings to 39 paintings. From these 28-30 will be chosen. Place your input in the comments section. The theme of the show is the transition times- dawn, early morning dusk, and fog. The times when light does not stay still instead performs its magical dance. Some of the paintings are big (3ftx3ft) and some are tiny (6"x6".) You may tell me your favorites, or the ones you think should be eliminated. Place your input in the comments section. Thanks!!!!!


Double "D" said...


Morning B, Nice problem to have. Why don't you just put them all in the show although I'm sure space is an issue. They're all beautiful and exciting.

I have a couple of thoughts ... #20 is the image from your web site so that might be a reason to keep it out of the show. #28 or 29 only because they're similar.
Maybe #15 because it's some what different than the rest of the group. I don't know B, this is such a personal choice because you ARE THE ARTIST and ultimately will have to make the final choice.

It will be a wonderful show no matter what you choose.

SamArtDog said...

You know how impossible this decision is, or you wouldn't ask us to do it. Like, which finger do you think you get along without?

That said, first I tried picking the ones for the show. Hah! Then I tried making 3 lists: the ones that would sell, the ones I like, and the ones that are the best. When I noticed that #3 and #8 topped all 3 lists, I knew I was in trouble. So I got brutal and started chopping off fingers. That brutal list is thus: 2,4,10,13,16,17,20,22,23,25,31,32,33,36,39

I like all the others, but choose without equivocation 3,8,28 and 38. I would buy #3, #8 and #28.

Kaylyn said...

whoao boy. Hard decisions for you. All are good paintings but given your theme, I was able to knock some very nice paintings out of this show.

the out list..not clearly transition times:
3 (lovely but doesn't have the resolution of the rest), 4, 7, 12, 25, 37, 28 (too similar to 29 and 29 is stonger), 30. 34, 35

32 and 6 are very nice, but different enough to but them on the maybe not list.

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Uh, hard thing to make a decission. Well, I picked the ones which appealed to me the most: 1,7,8,11,13,16,18,19,20,21,27,28,38

Janelle Goodwin said...

Seeing all your paintings together kind of blew me away. (Maybe you should do a book, they're all so gorgeous)

Here are my personal favorites: l,2,7,8,10,11,12,15,16,19(ahhhhh),20,21,25,26,28,29,30,31,36 and 38.

Caroline said...

What a beautiful collection of works Loriann. My favourites are 2,11,13, 16,17,18,20,21 (my favourite)22,31,34,36,39.

Leah said...

It was easier for me to chose 9lesser favourites. Here they are.
8 12 13 14 16 19 28 35 38
Maybe you should let the universe decide? Put all the numbers in a hat and draw out 28 / 30 lucky winners!

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Loriann. You have several identifiable groups here - For example: the squarish, high horizon, water, trees reflections group; or the field, high horizon group,; or the extreme vertical, low horizon nocturne group. Since the concept of the show is how different times of day change the landscape, why not choose the best from these "groups" which could then be hung in mini groups. Eliminate the outliers like #32- individual paintings which don't relate compositionally to the others. I think that would give a cohesiveness to the show that it might lack otherwise.

NJ ART 73 said...

Hi Loriann,
I left a reply a few days ago to congratulate you on being selected for the plein air event. Somehow I did something and it never went through-so congratulations & enjoy every minute. Thank you for taking the time to post your beautiful work for all of us to enjoy. You have a definite style-an approach to the landscape that is your own. I also find that you are an inspiration to all artists to get out there and work every day at the easel. I spent some time looking at the paintings and found it difficult to select my favorites .I have chosen as my favorites, # 1, 6, 7, 10, 13,16,26,38 & 39. Those particular paintings had a certain quality that made me linger for a long time . All of the paintings posted though were from the heart and beautifully executed. You have a realationship with soft pastels that makes it your medium. No matter what you select I know that the exhibition will be well received and successful.

Lisa McShane said...

Oh my this is hard! I like so many I found it easiest to say which ones I think could stay home this time: 26, 25, 12, 9, 32 and 33. Then with 39 & 35, I didn't see the magic light as clearly. That's as many as I could pull!

I loved 6 (the road!) and 8 because the mountain in the background stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous.

Jala Pfaff said...

I came to this post prepared to vote. But seeing them all together is jaw-dropping. I'm so impressed. It's so cool seeing them all grouped--so different from seeing just one or two on a post, it's like I'm actually seeing your work in a show! Can not vote. Can not vote.

Donna T said...

I'm with Jala - can't do it, sorry! I looked at them all, very carefully one by one, and all I can say is they each are show worthy. Seriously Loriann, I marvel at your ability to be so darn expressive. You must be totally lacking the "fuss it to death" gene. Best of luck with the show!!!

Carolyn said...

Love, love, love 'em! It was easier for me to pick the ones that I thought might not fit in the show, but it depends which way you want to go. This is so exciting! Okay, here goes:

6, 9, 25, 26, 32, 4, 12

How hard it is to say goodbye . . . :)

Can't wait to see them all in person!!!


jane minter said...

v impressive good luck with the show and you selection.

loriann said...

Thank you PB,Sam,Kaylyn, Astrid, Janelle, Caroline, Leah, Deborah, NJ, Lisa, Jala,Donna, Carolyn, and Jane! I just returned from the framer and I took with me: 1,2,3,5,7,8, 10,11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21, 22,23, 25, 26,27, 28, 29,(28and 29 are tiny while 27 is bigger)30, 31,33,36,37, 38, 39.
I forgot to bring 34...was that a freudian slip? Only 4 of these are oil, the rest are pastel. My framer and I have worked together for a long time. He takes good care of me. (He even shares with me Chinese medicine tips)'s going to kill me to write the check!
Now I will move on to the next job.

Jala Pfaff said...

I cannot even IMAGINE how much money it will cost to frame that many paintings. OMG.

Casey Klahn said...

Very moving group of artworks. Magnificent.

My comments are: I agree with Deborah. I see you chose, and I would love to see you post that set as a post, also. Maybe even a whole blog...just thinking out loud.

You and your art are wonderful!

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loriann said...

Hi Jala, You are right..OMG.

Hi Casey, Thank you so much! maybe I will post the finals with their titles.

Candace X. Moore said...

Loriann, Seeing so many of your pieces together really increases the visual impact. And once they're framed...awesome. I'm sure you'll get a lot of interest from collectors during your show, these are paintings a person could live with.

loriann said...

What a wonderful comment Candace! Thank you! I do hope many other people feel that same way!

John said...

LOVE #s 1, 2, 11-14, 19-21, 27-31. Really like most of the rest of them. #s 5, 7, 9, and 10 seem to do less for me; #32 is different from the others because it has a noticeable building in it, but I love the light in the sky - it evokes times I've seen the sky like that.

Collectively, they're awesome -- you just keep getting better and better... :-)

When's your show? I'll try to be there...

loriann said...

Thanks for your input John!
My show is at the Waverly Gallery in Bethesda. The opening reception is May 14, Friday, 6-9. The show runs May 11-June 5. I'd love to see you there.

Flora Doehler said...

Your work is stunning!
They all give me such a nice feeling. I wish the show was closer to where I live! (Nova Scotia)
Thanks for posting these.

loriann said...

Hi Flora and thank you!!!
Nova Scotia is a beautiful place. In fact my best friend in the world lives there. I, too, wish Nova Scotia was closer!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the new show. Jake just asked about you last week, as he misses seeing you on the way to school. Needless to say, he was thrilled to get your card. We are looking forward to seeing your show, even more so after this wonderful preview.

loriann said...

Hi Wendy and Jack!
Thanks for the message. I do miss seeing you at the reservoir where I painted for so long. I look forward to seeing you both at the show.
Sincerely, Loriann :-D