Saturday, May 14, 2011

twilight, memory painting


AH, I love painting from memory. The field at twilight made a strong impression. I could wait to paint it. Finally 36 hours later I created this.
With this I  leave you a quote from Whistler,a painting should not be an exact imitation of reality. It should make an effect through color or through the arrangement of areas of color.Memory was his greatest tool.

12 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Beautiful, subtle steps of color, yet strongly stated.

SamArtDog said...

You and blue-violet have a real thing going. I bet you see that color on the inside of your eyelids when you close them. Lucky you.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Scrumptious colours Loriann. You are on a roll.

Bob Lafond said...

I remember what I have for breakfast only because I eat the same thing every day. I admire your memory.

loriann said...

Thank you Bob...my memory for things such as what I had for breakfast is not strong, but my visual memory has been made strong by my constant practice during my recovery. I guess there is a positive side to every negative. I couldn't go and paint on location, but I could sit, observe, be still. I wouldn't ever what to replace the experience. Now I SEE in my head. I remember a quote, I think it's from Gauguin, " I close my eyes to see." I now understand.

Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous blues.

Donna T said...

LOL Bob!

That sky is gorgeous, Loriann. The more I look at how you paint skies the more I am convinced that the underpainting color showing through not only creates color vibration but it also adds depth. A sky is not a flat surface - there must be layers to pass through to give the illusion of space, or something like that.

loriann said...

Thanks Jala!

Hi Donna! Thank you about my sky. You are so right, the underpainting does add depth. It's vital to create that huge dome like ceiling. Space is DEEP. You know so much!

Celeste Bergin said...

I really must try this memory business....seems like it will result in a gorgeous painting! well done...dreamy

Casey Klahn said...

Rich, rich color quality.

loriann said...

Hi Celeste, I think you will enjoy it as well. It will change your Head! It did mine!

Hi Casey and thank you!

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