Monday, August 9, 2010

i'm not thinking, i'm seeing


9x16 (estimate) pastel on Uart 
Richard shared a great quote from the master, Claude Monet: "I'm not thinking, I'm seeing."   Monet said that when he was asked by a student, "What are you thinking when you do...?" Our job really is to do the thinking before (that's why we do the notan.)  Then we are responding to the painting. The scene is only the muse.
Advice:
You bring your experiences with you. Be intuitive when you paint.

It's like Wolf Kahn said. Painting is not really different that pitching (in baseball). You train, you train you train. Then when you paint ,you aim and you trust. Analyzing as you work doesn't help. Analyze before, analyze after.


It's a total travel day. The day I lose the 3 hours I stole when I flew to Seattle. So as I travel I post this  painting.  I did in La Conner yesterday. Christine and I were enjoying our last moments painting together. Bye Christine, I'll miss you!

9 comments:

Leah said...

This is beautiful.

SamArtDog said...

Great design. It's a natural and great design. The photo is as well.
Too bad you can't take it with you, time thief.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Smart comments - and very true!

I find it's only over time and experience that you begin to trust to your experience and "feeling" when in the middle of a piece. It's still very exciting though to just try without being quite sure why you feel it's right to do something!

Casey Klahn said...

That is a really beautiful painting, Loriann.

Seeing...very good.

Double "D" said...

Ummm, hard to imagine you without
thoughts. Nice eyes though and a gorgeous
painting.

Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pb

loriann said...

Hi Everyone!
I am back to my home...my cats were very happy, especially my muse kitten.
Hi Leah and thank you..let's talk sooon.
Hi Sam, Wish i could steal it for good... but until then I'll just plan to go back and steal it again. Thank you too!
Hi Katherine!
Thanks about the comments. This trip has been wonderful for processing and solidifying. I can't wait to see what will be next!
Feeling is what it's about.
Hi Casey and thank you! i love your state!

HEy PB!!!!
Thoughts as in analyzing thoughts...let them float away. I'll be round to see what your have been up to with that recovered shoulder.

bed frame said...

That painting belongs to my collections. I am collecting paintings with that kind of design. I love paintings that are inspired by nature.

bed frame said...

That painting belongs to my collections. I am collecting paintings with that kind of design. I love paintings that are inspired by nature.

loriann said...

Hi bed frame and I am delighted that you like the painting!