Saturday, October 30, 2010

finding glazes my way

8x10 oil on linen
My chant was..."It's just pigment. It's  a little wet, but it's just pigment. Treat it like a pastel, no different. It's just pigment"
I am freeing myself from the tyranny of doing what I know I should do in order to glaze. I think I was getting uptight. I really appreciate all the learning I did (thank you Deborah and Kay), now I am going to try to answer to me. I am trying to live my my old motto I had when I worked exclusively in pastel, "What happens if I .........?" It brought back the excitement I had been missing with my more calculated glazes.
Sorry for the glare on the painting.... I was just excited to post it:-) And even more excited to begin the next one!

13 comments:

Nika said...

beautiful, I see the change already!

loriann said...

Thanks Nika!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I'm glad you did it your way, Loriann!

Double "D" said...

Good Morning B,

I'm glad you're freeing yourself up a bit. Being creative and following a specific process do not always fit together. Like you tell me, just get in there and splash paint and elements like a mad scientist. That's where I learn, thanks to you.

I've found myself in this situation many times. I try to be to careful, trying to follow a step by step process.
It seldom works. I end up with my nose to close the painting. I'm trying to end that element in my painting.

I do like this painting and can see why you were anxious to post it. Keep that thought, "follow your old motto" new and exciting things will begin to happen more frequently. Let her rip B.
pb

SamArtDog said...

The tyranny? So don't be your own tyrant. As for the glare, as the saying goes, "Shine it on!"

B Boylan said...

Wow, this is really awesome work Lorianne! I wish I could have it on my wall! The luminosity and colors really appeal to me, so much so that it strikes a cord in me.
I can really hear the excitement in your writings! Ya gotta love that feelin'!

Maggie Latham said...

Way to go, Loriann! So glad you posted this and talked through your thoughts. It is hard to let go from pre-conceived ideas about how to paint...isn't it? This one is full of the joy of letting go.

Donna T said...

Wow, beautiful!!!

loriann said...

Hi PB...let her rip is right! You are right, learning and stretching is very necessary, but the growing pains are hard. I am shedding my skin!

Hi Sam! Yes, I am my own tyrant...and I gave her a vacation.

Thanks Brenda, Maggie and Donna! Paint on ladies!!!!

Sheila Vaughan said...

I thought it was pastel with water colour then I saw it was oil. You are a magician.

loriann said...

Wow, thanks so much Sheila....I guess something is beginning to work.

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful work, Loriann! It looks to me like you are very successfully incorporating the techniques you are learning from others and truly making them your own here. The luminescence of both your warm and cool colors is really wonderful here and the combination of soft and defined edges works really well.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian, that is the goal and I am trying hard! Thanks for noticing!