Wednesday, June 9, 2010

no sky

8x8 pastel and watercolor on Uart  (underneath, watercolor underpainting, for PB)
I am on a no sky binge. My goal is to do many paintings no sky. It's funny last year at this time the urge was the same.

 Painting is no problem;the problem is what to do when you are not painting. Jackson Pollock


SamArtDog said...

With a rainbow in the water, who needs it? Interesting how the violet end of the spectrum reads, shade.

Double "D" said...

Hi B, I'm so glad to see the watercolor underpainting.
This one is really unusual ... which I like!
Your color sense is so good, the violet in the foreground is beautiful. Indeed, who needs skies.
They have there place and time. I'm anxious to see the no sky paintings.

Jackson is right on!


Double "D" said...

Last but not least ... this finished painting feels like Vincent V. was there guiding your hand. Wow, startling to me.


Leah said...

No sky... hmmm? Maybe a little grounding is in order at this time of year?
In reference to yesterday's blog... flexibility and exhaling are always good practices.
Also, I agree with DD's comparison to Van Gogh. Wow!

loriann said...

Thanks Sam and PB, I think this one is a little far out. Some days are like that I guess.

Hey L1, Yep, a little grounding...surprise surprise. I feel a little beat up and am ready to exhale. When I am closing in on VG I know I've stepped a little too far:-)

Caroline said...

It has a contemporary almost abstract feel to it Loriann, beautiful soft colours as always.

loriann said...

Hi Caroline, I always think that when you take out the sky it becomes more abstract... the reference points for landscape are gone. thank you about my work!

Casey Klahn said...

The brush! Follow the brush said W Kahn - one of my fave quotes. I also favor the drawing part of your image.

Pollock did what any other self-hating abstract expressionist did in the 50s when he wasn't painting: binge drink.