Tuesday, May 10, 2011

write the ending of the story..but oops

12x12 oil on board, unfinished

Before you begin you must always write the ending of the story. What do I mean by that, you ask. When visualizing your painting you have to have a goal. Wandering endlessly through the painting may sometimes lead you where you want to go, but most often you will just fritter away your time. The goal is the concept...the idea that began the painting.
Now this said one must always be open to what the painting says. The concept will continue to guide all the choices. Still you must always stand back and look objectively at the painting. Moving forward to that preconceived ending without consideration as to what is already happening in the painting is a fruitless endeavor.
I share this with you because of what has happened as I painted this painting.
It's still unfinished...but I am standing back.


Debora L. Stewart said...

I think this is beautiful as is.

Donna T said...

You've painted glowing paintings before, Loriann, but this one really, really glows! Gorgeous color transitions. I wandered through a painting today ... it got away from me and now I don't want it back!

Jami Buck said...

I have recently started following your blog, Loriann. Your use of color is breathtakingly beautiful!

This painting is lovely as is to me.

Wabi Sabi

loriann said...

Hi Debora and thank you! Let's see what happens next!

Hi Donna!
Thank you Donna! Good thing I had to go to the bathroom! It made me stop and look before leaping...there are many good things about drinking 8 glasses of water a day! Not just the obvious reasons.
Wandering is what paintings like to do...we all will go there.....just wipe the offending parts down and voila-clean slate! Thanks for your comment!

loriann said...

Hi Jami and thanks for following my blog and taking the time to comment. Welcome! Thank you about my use of color!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
This is an incredible painting! It glows and pulsates with color that comes from within you. You write,..."now this said one must always be open to what the painting says". I agree because the painting will tell you where to go if you are listening.

The exhibition at the Met "Cezanne's Card Players has unfortunately concluded. There are still many wonderful Cezannes on view Of course there also Monets, Pissaros and Van Goghs that both educate and delight the eye.I usually end up responding to the late afternoon light because by the time I get up and going the early morning light has already passed.


Caroline Savva Art said...

I like it as it is too - it's positively glowing. You're right as well, it's a delicate balance between knowing your ending and letting the painting guide you there. I tend to often soldier on without an aim, but that's because I'm terribly indecisive and often just have to let the painting do the work for me ;o)

loriann said...

Hi Caroline! New name? Thank you so much about the painting. As for soldiering on without aim, I think we all can be guilty of a little of that. I think that is why I write about my struggles...we all have them. I make myself written reminders (and sometimes still ignore them if they have been there too long. Good thing life is long!

loriann said...

Hi NJ!
My reply was washed away by blogger...maybe this crazy outage. Thank you about the glow...you know i hunt for it.
PS I hope to go to the MEt soon!