Monday, July 17, 2017

Construct and deconstruct and repeat


I have learned that the reason why I paint is truly to fall in love with wonder, over and over. Each time I am at the easel I begin with an intention, yet I allow the painting to truly lead the way. This way painting is more like a good conversation. You can't plan it...you can plant seeds, but you need to listen and respond.
My painting falls somewhere between realism and abstract. I constantly construct my landscape and in the next turn deconstruct  the whole piece. Oftentimes, when I  I leave the easel for the day  my painting is unreadable. When I come back I find my way thru again.
These particular paintings are pastel on top of oil.

2 comments:

Beth Badger said...

Your paintings are transporting. When you travel, do you take your pastel box and mounted prepared paper or oils? Do you ship them ahead? I want to travel wth pastels.

loriann signori said...

Hi Beth,
When I travel I bring my pastels. I put my box, two small black gatorboards with paper sandwiched inside and a few extras in a small backpack. Sometimes I go all out and bring my tripod easel, other times just a small stool. The important thing is I never trust my pastels in checked luggage, It's too expensive to land up with broken pieces and dust. Travel light an you will paint more.

happy trail,
Loriann