Friday, May 28, 2010

more WK and the ditch

 8x8 pastel and watercolor on Uart

"Don't become ordinary. If you do what others want you to do you become a manufacturer, not an artist.
You can't worry about what others think of your work and don't paint more just because they sell."
Wolf Kahn-Friday, May 21 lecture

Self explanatory, right? I guess its the easiest way to kill your being. Yes, you might eat better for a while, but at what cost? Paint what drives you and in the way it tells you to go.

On that note, this is a runoff ditch down the street. I never really noticed it because you can't see it from the street. Today, I climbed the hill. This interests me. Water really floats my gondola.


Double "D" said...

Hi B,

You are the only artist I know that is in perpetual motion when it comes to learning and experimenting.
This is a wonderful piece, really like the colors in this one.


SamArtDog said...

I'm with Doug---great happy colors here. For me, when it comes to quiet color, I'm hard of hearing. Strictly a turn-it-up kind of girl. This is front row!

Casey Klahn said...

Radiant and balanced.

Leah said...

Water floats all gondolas. ;)

Caroline said...

Very pretty colours and I do recognise it as our Loriann's fine painting style! Skill and knowledge can get you only so far, a painting needs a heart to get it to sing out!

loriann said...

Hi everyone! Lately I am having a hard time keeping up with me.

My PB,
Yes perpetual motion, I plea guilty. As for learning I am always trying to do that. Experimenting, got me again.This one was a funny one. It didn't tell me to stop until I put the pink and violet marks on the place where the shore meets the water. Can't take credit for it. The painting told me to do it.

Sam, That would make sense about you and color...but I must say I have noticed some beautiful neutrals..for instance in your recent painting "in the trees." They make your color glow.

Thanks CASEY!

Hey Leah! heehee

Hi Caroline1
THANKS YOU! Your comment sings in my heart!

SamArtDog said...

Like I said, I rarely know what I'm doing but am always grateful to have someone like you tell me. 8)

Brian McGurgan said...

I'm catching up Loriann, and this one is a recent favorite - just beautiful!