Thursday, February 24, 2011

thank yous, concepts, and jealously guarding their leaves

Thank you to all my blogger friends who voted for "the best of" Seeing how others viewed the works helped me choose.  I appreciate the time you took from your day to look carefully at my art and think about it.
This is the tally. No 1-34, no.2 -19, no.3-8, no.4-5, no. 5-20, no. 6 -38,  no.7 -21, no 8 -27 Looks like 1, 6 and 8 are the hands down favorites.
I have linked to everyone I could, except emailers, I wasn't sure if they waned a link since they emailed. (If you are one of the emailers above and want a link, email me back please.I f you get a chance please check out their awesome blogs and websites! I sure will!


24x36 oil on board
Enough talking,  now here is a little about the concept of this work:
The feeling of early morning in the late autumn, tinges of winter's crisp air floats by the river. Silver blues twinkle through the morning yellow. Most of our birds have migrated, yet the geese stay. The trees are almost naked, yet some jealously guard their last leaves.
Time always marches on. You can't stop it, instead you have to embrace it.


For the last 2 months I have only thought about this painting.... I couldn't work on it for it is too big to manage.  I tried working on the floor... but I wanted to see it upright. Today finally I got it up to the easel, a hard thing to do for me since it it thick wood 24x36. I think I will use cradled wood panels next. My right arm still can not lift and is now exhausted from the effort of painting stretched out from my body. (good thing I wrote the thank you part of this post early in the morning!)
But I did it and I am happy.
I can see what I have to do next. But since I am working with glazes it will have to wait.

12 comments:

Double "D" said...

Umm, up on the easel.
Right ARM is tired. Be careful!
At least you can look at it and keep the ice bag
Handy!

Pb

Roger Dell Seddon said...

Hi Lorianne,
Please link my name to rogerseddonart.blogspot.com. Love the latest painting. Roger

loriann said...

Hey, PB, you knew I would do it sooner or later! I know you know all about this. I will begin some tiny 6"x6" paintings tomorrow. And yes I am on ice and guess what! Paul comes back tonight. Yay!

Hi Roger, It's done and with my pleasure! I don't know how I missed it. Ooops.

B Boylan said...

It's really apparent that your mark/style transfers well with oils. Lovely...as always!
Be careful with lifting and your arm. :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful colours in your painting, I just love the powder blue in the dark area of the trees. Look an ethereal piece full of mystery yet not dark but light and full of hope. Might be best to simply sit and admire this for now and not hurt your arm. You will be better soon, don't rush things!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Man, I hate hearing that you are in pain. I know, I know, you are dealing with it, coping with it, managing and all of that brave stuff. But, still, it's sad that you are limited in any way by any thing. I guess I just think of you as a super hero ...

Beautiful and suggestive already. Great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
In spite of your pain the beauty of this painting shines through. I enjoyed the sense of light and space in this painting. Your palette of color sings.Working on a large painting is kind of liberating . The downside is where to store them until they are on exhibition and/or sold. Given from what I have seen of your work these past few weeks you have gone to another level. Take care and feel better-do not overwork your arm.

NJ ART 73

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
In spite of your pain the beauty of this painting shines through. I enjoyed the sense of light and space in this painting. Your palette of color sings.Working on a large painting is kind of liberating . The downside is where to store them until they are on exhibition and/or sold. Given from what I have seen of your work these past few weeks you have gone to another level. Take care and feel better-do not overwork your arm.

NJ ART 73

loriann said...

Hi Caroline!
Thank you about the painting. It's funny my good friend Rhegina came over and put the painting out of reach...I can see it..but not touch it. That's what good friends are for...protect you from yourself. I began a 6"x6". I am trying to develop patience.

Hi Kvan,
Thank you about the painting! I do appreciate your support.I am soooo unaccustomed to limitations. It is a good, albeit hard lesson.

Hi NJ,

Working large is very liberating, you are so right. I will wait a little more though. Thank you for your comment about going to another level. I do feel something happening. I think it is because I have had to live in my head more and it has slowed me down to approach everything differently. The memory work made it all turn. I am a believer that if you look closely and stay open, good is in all that happens. This long recovery from my surgery has taught me so much. I can even say I am fortunate for having gone through it! I think I will work small for the next week or two.

Sue Furrow said...

Took a lotta time just to make this post. You ARE dedicated. AND good at your job. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you for the links, I've had a lovely time today visiting all the sites. Must have taken ages for you to write it all up.

This painting is gorgeous! It's great to see them as they emerge in their inbetween stages. Interesting to see the decisions that you make and to try and guess what the next moves will be. You never fail to surprise me. Now take care of yourself and don't push it.

loriann said...

Thanks Sue and Lisa! I most definitely appreciate others time and wanted to extend a small thank you.
Thanks about the painting Lisa. When working with glazes they paintings do go through many ugly duckling stages. It's fun when you start to see it actually taking shape. Patience is key.