Thursday, September 23, 2010

more underpaintings and Lynne Windsor

both are 9x12 oil on gesso with marble dust on gatorboard
Here are the  two new underpaintings I have been working on this week. The light will be sunset and early evening twilight. I added more white and transparent earth yellow in the bottom one as an experiment. We will see.
You are probably wondering why I add marble dust to a ground for oil painting. The truth is the first time I did it, it was by accident. I was in a frenzy. Idea filled and excited, I picked up what I thought was a smooth gessoed panel. I began painting and realized I like a little bit of drag/texture. Oooooh I like this. And so goes the story!
On another note: you are in for a real treat as tomorrow I will post the first installment from my interview with Lynne Windsor. Last Friday afternoon I had a wonderful phone conversation with Lynne. I have admired her work for a very long time and was delighted when she agreed to talk.
I must admit it takes me awhile to organize and type up an interview, so I do it in slices. While you wait, take a moment to check out Lynne's GORGEOUS work- website and Blog.


Katherine Kean said...

These underpaintings look promising - lovely mood.

I am looking forward to the upcoming interview - Lynne Windsor's work is beautiful.

Donna T said...

I agree, those underpaintings look really good and they certainly have a moody feel. Can't wait to see what you do with them, Loriann, and thanks in advance for sharing another interview.

loriann said...

Hi Katherine, Interviewing Lynne was a wonderful experience. It will probably be divided into 3 parts. I think you will enjoy it!

Hi Donna, Thank you about the underpaintings and the interview!

Kathleen Faulkner said...

These are quite beautiful!

Caroline said...

These works are just wonderful Loriann. It would be very interesting to hear about the colours you are using and how you build up your painting. I think it is good to have a bit of a texture be it very subtle for glazing in oil or the substance tends to slide all over the surface.

loriann said...

Thanks Kathleen...we'll see what happens next;-)

Hi Caroline!
That's a good idea. I will produce a thoughtful post sometime in the future. Which painting surface do you prefer?