Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inspiration and the Orchid

oil, 24x36
Recently I read one of Picasso's great quotes, "The artist is a receptacle of emotion that comes from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider web."
Inspiration comes from everywhere. The idea for this painting began during a  Thanksgiving trip to Cape May, but it was viewing a new orchid bloom that inspired the color.
Color in nature is perfect. It's better than anything I could imagine. I am not sure if this painting is done yet. It and I need to be still.


Lauren James said...

Oh that is really beautiful Loriann!

Liz Steinglass said...

I love that the quote includes the big and the small, the concrete and the abstract, the obviously significant and the less obviously significant.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Lauren and Liz!
I don't know that quote Liz...I will have to look it up!