Monday, January 6, 2014

playing with vibration and the dog walk

This is a new oil of mine. I have been working the landscape with only the vibration in mind.
Yesterday, after trolling online, I found this quote by Wolf Kahn."Rothko has given us permission to simplify our paintings by using color bands." Hmmm.
If you like that quote, check out this link to a Wolf Kahn publication titled Wolf Kahn,  Towards a Larger View:A Painter's Process. You can see the whole thing online. The publication is one I never saw before and speaks straight to my heart. In it WK shows how he takes his smaller plein air or memory pastels and allows them to morph into a large oil. Enjoy the read.

PS Keep those comments and likes coming! Right now there are over a hundred entries. Plus I need to add the extras for the people who keep commenting and liking! Baby is gearing up for choosing the winner in the BIG Chew #2.

12 comments:

Donna T said...

Gorgeous painting, Loriann! I love the way the light lays over the forms - and it does vibrate!

Double "D" said...

Knocking my fillings out! When you're hot you're hot!

Tina Collins said...

Hi Loriann. I have a question for you if thats OK. I've not been following you for long, a few months or so but I really like your work as I am interested in the more abstract views of the landscape you produce. So as a fellow artist my question is do you find oils help your pastels and pastels help your oils? I was quite suprised to see that this was an oil which is my media of choice most of the time, but you have inspired me to get my pastels out. Thanks for the inspiration, great blog!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Donna! i glad you see the vibration too.

Hey PB Pick those fillings up off the floor...you may need them! Thanks!

Hi Tina,
Good question. I treat both mediums the same. I glaze in thin layers- whether wet of dry medium. And yes, the pastel and oil feed on each other (inside my head). After all color is color. I can work something out in pastel in far less time than it takes me in oil. (since pastel has no wait time for the layers to dry) Therefore I often work outdoors in pastel... and in the studio. Oil is only studio for me. So, take those pastels out and enjoy yourself! Thanks for commenting!

Peg Maines said...

This is my second attempt to comment. I love the colors, not "traditional" but so right. Seeing your work is helping me to work up the courage to be looser and more adventuresome in my own work. Was surprised to see this is an oil; I expected it to be pastels.

loriann signori said...

Hi Peg,

Thanks for sticking with it and getting your comment through! I am sorry that I have to have the word verification. Glad you made it to the other side. And congratulations on getting your courage fired up. Yay! As for oil and pastel, most people say they can't tell usually. When I frame my pastels they are under museum glass and no mat. As a jpeg they are identical. happy painting!

Chris said...

I love this piece it just glows. Great work!
Chris

anthony mendivil said...

Loriann, I have been enjoying your pastels for a long time. But this oil painting is so beautiful I just had to say something. How did you do it?I love how flat, in a good way, it appears. How did you do that? Must be very thin glazes? Please let us know a little bit of your process.Again ,beautiful painting.Anthony Mendivil

loriann signori said...

Thanks Chris!!!

Hi Anthony and thank you. you are correct about my process, very thin glazes is the way that I layer my colors. I really don't want brushstrokes to distract from the glow. Thanks again for your interest.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Chris!!!

Hi Anthony and thank you. you are correct about my process, very thin glazes is the way that I layer my colors. I really don't want brushstrokes to distract from the glow. Thanks again for your interest.

Diane Mannion said...

Loriann, this post has meant a lot to me! You're an inspiration always, but the Wolf Kahn book has caused me to dust off the old pastel box. I loved seeing how his large oils grew from small pastel sketches. Thank you.

loriann signori said...

Hi Diane,
Great news! When I found that article i was amazed at how similar my working method is to his without even knowing his method. I think you will love the pastels!