Thursday, November 11, 2010

balance: meditative/patience


This painting must have at least 15 layers so far. It's only 8x10, but I have continued to glaze it for 2 months. I am finding that while the paintings are just OK, the experience, since I decided to just follow my intuition, is wonderful. While I continue to learn to "patience" the meditative experience that glazing is turning out to be is worth the wait.
Something to keep in mind- when glazing I am finding that defined edges come last and saved for the focal point. This painting is ready to get an edge or two.

On another very exciting note, yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing  Deborah Paris.  I will post the interview as soon as I have the time to compile my notes (yes I should have a tape recorder) and  type it into blogger. 

PS Thank you everyone for all your comments. 
I realize it takes time to read a blog and write a comment,;so I just wanted to send a big hug and say thank you!!!!!

9 comments:

Donna T said...

Glazing for two months! It must feel really different to watch a painting evolve slowly as compared to quickly laying down color outdoors before the light changes. You are a versatile artist, Loriann! This one is so beautiful already, edges or not.

loriann said...

Hi Donna, you are right it is a whole different thing. Thanks!

Barbara said...

I am always amazed at your devotion to creating art. You work harder than any artist I know. Beautiful glow in this one.

Caroline Simmill said...

Amazing, 15 layers of glazing! I understood that 3 would be enough though that would need to be applied to an opaque layer first in order to reflect the light back I think. Sorry I am in a rush to get on the road yet felt I must respond! I think that the 15 layers must be transparent am I right in thinking that or the layering would become dead or dull colour areas? I really must try this you know, when I get back I will post my 3 glazes painting and you will see how i got a really dark area to glow. Yet I have to say I think mine only works in the seascape format anything more would perhaps need more glazes. Gosh this is all so fascinating, great post Loriann! Look forward to the Deborah interview!

loriann said...

Hi Barbara, dedication, obsession ...hmmm, it all seems the same to me.Crazy, eh?

Hi Caroline, Honestly I haven't been following rules, just putting paint on in the thinnest layers possible.Maybe its' too much, but I keep going until I get the effect I want or kill it. Nothing is precious unless it's delicious. So I experiment to learn. Have a great trip. Deborah's interview is coming!

moss said...

I really really want to learn to paint like this! Your paintings are so beautiful and rich. What is the best way to learn? Do you have posts in your blog that outline your process?

loriann said...

Hi Moss, Thank you so much for your kind words! You ask, what is the best way to learn? First take classes from artists you admire and second, paint, draw, paint, draw, relentlessly. As far as posts that outline my process- it is forever morphing and I write about it constantly. This particular one was painted on a grisaille of warm transparent red oxide and glazed with many thin layers of oil paint. Liquin was used as the medium and it is on a linen covered panel. Does that help? Please look back in my many posts for all kinds of information. I will make certain to make a more detailed post soon. cheers!

moss said...

I do draw as much as I can, painting less so as I don't get much time alone. The classes I have been able to take, the teacher doesn't paint like this.

But yes, it does help, I will try to implement it! I love the idea of many layers of thin paint, as it seems to build such a beautiful glow. Thanks very much for taking the time to answer me, I know you're really busy. :)

loriann said...

Hi Moss! Tomorrow I will post my process for you. Let me know if it answers your questions.
I am happy to do it for you...everyone is busy but it is always good to help a fellow artist.