Monday, July 23, 2012

juicy stuff on the way

My week in Washington was amazing, as always. I always love be in that gorgeous place and gather new insights from Richard. The pinnacle was learning a new method for creating notans and discovering its use to strengthen my work. As soon as I can, I will post step by step instructions.
This painting was one I did one very early Tuesday morning- I was alone at my new favorite site in Mt Vernon. The chattering birds were the only sounds. There was a silvery glow to the sky and water. I used the notan method to make my design and below is the notan that guided me. I must say that since I was trained as a painter, not a graphic designer- my design was never my strongest aspect. Now, with the new Richard method I think I can change and develop a stronger design.
Stay tuned for the new method!

10 comments:

mariannepost said...

Looking forward to hearing more about your Washington experience this year. I will be catching up with Richard in Bend, OR in about a week. Just a bit closer now that I am an Oregonian and the promise of fantastic scenery to capture.

Leah Noonan said...

This is lovely. I feel like I'm in the painting, with so many places to explore. I want to stand facing the water and just meditate on it, then dip my toes in it before I skip off along the green edge to see what's over there. I think it might be one of your fields of flowers. I hope so!

Pam Holnback said...

Can't wait!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

New method of notans? ....intriguing - that will be interesting. So glad you are having a good time and look forward to your next post.

loriann signori said...

Hi Marianne, Have fun in Bend...but I miss seeing you in La Conner!

Hi leah! The water/atmosphere in Washington is so enticing !let me check and see your cove.

Pam and Lisa,

You are in for a game changer! As soon as I have some extra time I will post. till then, paint on!

Stinson Fine Art said...

nicely done!

Coizie said...

Loriann, I live in La Conner and would love to know where your new favorite spot in Mount Vernon is! I love that painting,
Thanks, Coizie

loriann signori said...

Thanks John!

Hi Coizie,
I wish I knew names of roads...it near the exit off rt 5 (the La Conner one) you pass by Conway and on the left will be a sign for Wylie Rd. Take that and go all the way to the end. It's the area where the park service is flooding. Happy painting!

Coizie said...

Loriann, thanks for the tip about the wildlife area! I've gone twice this week and enjoyed the birds and frogs while I've taken photos and painted. Hunting starts there in Sept so I've got a few weeks more to visit!

loriann signori said...

Hi Coizie, It's a beautiful very quiet place. Maybe I will see you there next year. Enjoy!