Sunday, June 12, 2011

sunrise and essence

I have been absent from my blog for one full week. Oh dear.
Rather than talk about that, I instead will post one of my recent sunrise paintings. I have been obsessed with edges and sunrise. For my edge obsession I look to Rothko. And for my sunrise obsession I walk and memorize. When I was at the Mountain Maryland Plein Air I kept feeling that memory is essence and distillation and that my plein air painting is dull. I  will continue to sort through these feelings and ideas....more later.

7 comments:

Donna T said...

It's good to see you back, Loriann. If your plein air paintings are dull I am giving up right now! Rothko and edges ... interesting.

Jala Pfaff said...

Very interesting gestural marks are what I see here.

loriann said...

Hi Donna, You are funny...don't give up. My paintings are dull because I want more. That isn't bad. Paint on!

Hi Jala,
Yes, the marks can play with the edges differently. More later!

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful gradations of color in this one, Loriann, and I like your markmaking here. Very nice work! I'm looking forward to reading more on your ideas about the direction of your work as you feel ready and find time to share them.

Casey Klahn said...

This painting is very, very fun to look at. Your sun idea is a good one!

loriann said...

Hi Brian and thank you. I am trying to figure it out and if and when I get a handle on it I will let you know. Thanks for your support.

loriann said...

Hi Casey, I must admit that I am puzzled as to how it is very fun to look at...hmmm.....what exactly do you mean? Maybe it is because I am struggling to figure something out that the fun is not felt by my hand, so it makes me even more curious about fun. Thanks for your comment!