Monday, August 23, 2010

the color of light

Yipee! I found a new field! I have to drive a little farther...but then again, why else did I buy a gas efficient car? Today I did studies, a sort of getting to know you handshake with the field.
My focus was on the color of light. I used Uart paper, which is a more medium valued paper. That meant my first marks were to decide just how light- Uart can make one go too dark if not careful. (I can be a victim;-) Next while working and choosing colors I always looked and then asked myself, "how is the color of light affecting that?' not "what color is it?" Keep in mind that "a painting is a compromise of reality" (Richard's words)... so you are ALWAYS deciding... the scene is not in control.
 sketches of my new field
I never know if this is "the one." The field of my dreams that is. We are in the "getting to know you" stage.  It's like any relationship; sometimes "the one" looks really good, then you realize you just don't click.

10 comments:

Bob Lafond said...

Loriann, For a second, I thought your new field was something like plumbing, but I see it's more like viewing and seeing. Great start in your new field.

Donna T said...

Looks like your new field is a keeper, Loriann! Thanks for showing your little thumbnail sketches too. It's like a peek into your creative mind.

Casey Klahn said...

And I wonder how these first sketches will set the stage for the whole body of work you may do at the new field?

I like seeing the sketchbook.

Astrid Volquardsen said...

This looks very promising.I'm curious about the future pastels.

loriann said...

Bob, plumbing????

Hi Donna, Casey and Astrid,
It is always hard to know is a new place will make my heart sing...like any relationship, it takes time. More later!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Absolutely beautiful movement in this work Lorrain--I so get what you mean re your new 'love'..

Karen said...

Makes me laugh how you describe your relationship with fields...I totally agree!

Such fantastic reminders about the color of light, not what color is that? !! I needed to read that. :)

Gary Keimig said...

Great job. Keep exploring that new field. I can see marvelous things happening. Discovery is where it is at.

loriann said...

Hi Jan, it is all about love, isn't it?

Hi Karen,I am sure you know exactly what I mean about relationships with our muses.
And I know you know all about the color of light and don't need to read my words. Love your summer fields! I think we need to paint together sometime.

Hi Gary...you are so right..discovery, exploring well .......that's everything.

Jala Pfaff said...

Love this.