Tuesday, April 10, 2012

color is.......

9x9 pastel
Seven huge paintings, about seventeen small and the remaining seventeen tiny bite size paintings are hanging at the gallery. Phew! I ran into a big snafu at delivery time when I realized my paintings could no longer fit into my car. I should have thought about the fact that their frames would make them bigger. Enter, my friend Rhegina to the rescue. Her enormous Honda Element was barely a fit, with a spare 1/4 on each side, but fit those paintings did. Yay! Leave it to me to not even think about their new size. The show's reception in on Friday, come by and visit if you are nearby. I would love to meet all of my blog readers!
I still squeeze in plein air painting. Above is one of this week's paintings and below are some treats- new quotes. Enjoy!

"Color is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the piano with the strings."
Vasily Kandinsky

"Color! What a profound and mysterious language, the language of dreams."
Paul Gaugin


Anonymous said...

Loriann, sorry I have not visited your blog for a while.....All best wishes for your show. You deserve the best reviews and lots of sales. Thank goodness for friends with big vehicles...eh!

Donna T said...

That's a great spring-colored painting! Your use of color inspires me so much, Loriann!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Nice! You'll post photos from the show, too, right? Sounds BIG! How great!

There's a big Gauguin exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum I plan to see soon. His work always looks dark to me. I plan to figure out why when I'm there!

Casey Klahn said...

We want photos of the hanging, please. And best wishes.

loriann signori said...

Hi Maggie, thanks for stopping by and for the wishes. I was so fortunate that R. was right down the street and at home!

Thanks Donna!

Hi Kvan,
Interesting ..Gauguin dark...do tell more when you see his work in person. And yes I will post some photos later!

Thanks for the wishes Casey...photos later!

Liz Steinglass said...

When I saw this pastel, I thought, "Color is alive!"
We're looking forward to seeing you and your work on Friday!

Caroline Simmill said...

Can't wait to see the photos of your show Loriann it sounds very exciting with lots of paintings to see. You must be pleased it is now all ready for the opening night. Your outdoor painting today is full of brightness and cheer, that bonny pink in the lower sky really sets the painting off well. Good luck for the exhibition. Wish it was not so far across the pond or I would be there!

loriann signori said...

Hi Liz,
Colors are alive and well. Spring time is rich with luscious color. Looking forward to seeing you and your clan on Friday!

Hi Caroline,
Thanks for the best wishes.Pictures will be soon in coming. Too bad that pond is so big!

Deborah Elmquist said...

Congratulations on your show. I wish I could visit. Your work is incredible.

njart73 said...

Hi Loriann,
Another beautiful landscape posted for all to enjoy. Wishing you much success with your exhibition!


Stinson Fine Art said...

Yes. We all would like pictures of the hanging.

Celeste Bergin said...

those Element cars are the best! I have two artist friends with them...perfect for transport! Congratulations on the show. Hope we get to see photos :)

loriann signori said...

Thank you Deborah and NJ! I really appreciate your wishes and kind words.

Hi John, I will post those pics in a few days!

Anonymous said...

Where were you able to find the Soho wax painting medium; I never can.



Anonymous said...

Soho Art Supply....duh....I thought it was a brand like Gamblin....and only 7 blocks away...