Monday, June 21, 2010

summer solstice, pablo picasso and finished field

12x24 pastel and watercolor on Uart
After 4 times in the field, I took this painting to the studio. It needed more feeling and less looking.
Pablo Picasso said it best,  "to draw you must close your eyes and sing"
The goal was to feel the amazement of the longest day of the year, that light, intense, warm and magical.  (big goal, eh?)
I think I will work on another version of this one.

Happy Summer everyone!

7 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Oh, this is so wonderful! Totally worth the field tripS. Happy Solstice to you!

Double "D" said...

B, you've captured every word in this wonderful painting. I look forward to many more large plein air paintings in your future. I can certainly see the visit to the studio ... tremendous feeling.

I haven't yet found that single word to describe this one. Which ever word it becomes, the meaning will be the same ... wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pb

loriann said...

Thanks Sam! Happy solstice!!!!!

HEY PB!!
So you see the visit to the studio...... hmmm. THANK YOU!!!!!! I may raise that scary bar to big.

Melinda said...

Great quote and so true!

Love the work you are doing and I wish you a grand summer ahead with lots of looking, closing your eyes and singing at the top of your lungs.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Love that webby, gossamer feel you manage to get without compromising on under the surface solidity. Yes, it was a wonderful day today in the UK too.

Caroline said...

Love that painting! very evocative of the summer solstice too. Not much of a summer so far here in Scotland but it was lovely here for the longest day.

loriann said...

Hi Melinda!
Glad that you liked the quote. Sing, sing, sing..love painting. Enjoy your summer!

Hi Sheila, Thanks for noticing.It's a balance to get the feel of air, yet still the solidity of land. Love you work!

Caroline, Hi!
Thanks! Happy Solstice!