Sunday, March 13, 2011

crossroads

6x9 pastel and watercolor on Uart
I guess this is as literal as it is symbolic. It is a plein air painting of the crossroads near Lake Needwood. As I drove (yes drove!) home after painting I pondered. Why did I drive all the way to Lake Needwood, yet not paint it? Instead what excited me was the light stretching across a crossroads. I couldn't help but think it was more symbolic. I will think about it and make my thoughts more concise for tomorrow's post.

8 comments:

Double "D" said...

Morning. B,
Ah, love these last two posts. You're back with you're old friend ... fresh air, clean light and a friendly landscape greeting you softly. I'm thrilled for you!

Pb

loriann said...

Thank you PB! Thanks for helping me through all this!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
Once again a wonderful painting-you may consider these to be studies but to me they are 'complete" just as they are. I have noticed that your cool colors have a warmth to them.I like those gestural marks indicating the trees. The light on the path & the path going back into space -nicely done. One wonders what lies beyond the bend in the road.
NJ ART 73

Karen said...

Well now I'm curious....
The light is fabulous...transformative...

Casey Klahn said...

What I like is how lively this is! Open! Airy!

Glad you are driving.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hooray! You are outside painting! You are outside driving! Hooray! Just goes to show you that you never know what will catch your attention and cry out to be expressed by an attentive artist. Happy day! And now, a nap.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

At the crossroads and walking on air? I see a lot of lightness and enthusiasm in the strokes and I love the skipping in the background trees. Joyous!

loriann said...

ooopps I didn't answer your comments! I did it in my head...just not on blog.

Thanks NJ! It was funny, it felt different.

Hi Karen! I do miss being able to comment on your blog. We need to chat sometime. Thank you for your curiosity.

Thanks Casey! Driving is awesome!

Hi Kvan!
Thank you..I am really enjoying myself! Even the mandatory rest times are good!

Hi Lisa! Thank you about the painting and my news!