Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy new year!

9x9 pastel and watercolor
watercolor underpainting
Happy New Year friends!!!!!  This morning I drove up to the mall to get my Starbucks Chai and decided to plop myself right there and see if I could make a painting. A kind of New Years Challenge.  I first did the watercolor underpainting and then found out I had left my pastels in the studio. OOOPS. So I only completed the watercolor and relied on my memory to finish with pastels back in the studio. Maybe I should do that more often.

PS Read the first post of the year (below) to see who has won the "Big Chew."


Leah said...

Happy New Year Loriann! You're off to a spectacular start I see. Yay for Starbucks and the mall and of course your view and talent to translate it for all to see.
I wish you great auspiciousness for the year to come.

Brian McGurgan said...

What a beautiful and invigorating start to the New Year, Loriann! Thanks for all of the inspiration and best wishes for much success and a happy, healthy 2011.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Happy New Year, Loriann! Your work just keeps evolving and it's fascinating to watch. Thank you for sharing your journey, dear bloggy friend!

helen said...

Nice sky - wherever this is! Happy New Year to you too!

Linda Foltz said...

Happy New Year, Loriann, from Chicago where it's 10 degrees one day and 55 the next! No lie, all the beautiful snow is GONE.

Congrats to Luch and her sub, Baby, on the Chew. Hard work, well rewarded, I hope. What a wonderful idea!

Your paintings grow more and more luminous. The one from the walk in the park just made notes,too? And here I thought you were just trying to stay alive.... No, you are not a wimp!

loriann said...

Hi Leah, happiest of new years and thanks!! Translating and making a vision is my goal. Thanks for noticing. Sorry you didn't win the chew.

Hi Brian!
Thank you and happy new year to you! I go to your blog for inspiration as well. I can tell it's going to be a very good year! Cheers!

Hi Janelle! Happy New Year! Thanks for all your encouraging words.

Hi Helen! Thank you. This is the sky I know well, walking distance from my home. Happy New Year!

Hi Linda!
Happy New Year! Wow, you have some CRAZY weather in Chicago!55! That is our weather here!
While we were walking and freezing I was playing the memory game. Later back at your house I wrote down my observations. I do it all the time...crazy, eh?
Sorry you didn't win the big chew. Baby was a fair as she could be.