Wednesday, October 30, 2013

back home and Wolf Kahn

Here are two small paintings from this morning's time outside.
And a little Wolf Kahn wisdom.
"The moment you know how to do certain things, you should by rights stop doing them. You would be ceasing to search and starting to perform. You would become your own expert, and your art will become an exercise in self-congratulation. Once a particular procedure has become general, there is trouble in the making. Our practice must remain open-ended. It can’t become habitual. There needs to be a moment of surprise in every work, something that grabs the viewer (first of all, the maker) by the collar and won’t let him go."


Donna T said...

I can never read too much WK wisdom - thank you! I always marvel at your ability to simplify your subjects. Maybe it's a confidence thing and you are comfortable with the concept of "enough." Whatever the reason, these pieces really glow!

Caroline Simmill said...

Hi Loriann, the colors are just shimmering in your two delightful paintings. I agree with what WK has to say and it keeps us learning and moving forward. Happy painting!

loriann signori said...

Hi Donna,Thanks for noticing. I am making a concerted effort to simplify. Say less.How is autumn up north?

Hi Caroline, thank you! We just keep working and trying to say it better.