Monday, February 14, 2011

M Simon's Espresso

I've been painting this cup over and over and find it a very challenging
object. I'm not yet brave enough or can't quite get the right values for
the cool colors that are clearly in it or making the lit side bright enough.
Focusing on one object in space has helped me notice how much gray
there is in life! And, the need to be inventive in applying paint on the rest
of the surface. When I worked abstractly, I was paying attention to the
entire canvas so it was easy to see areas that needed a mark or stroke for
the sake of composition and I could do whatever I wanted, but working
from life, I need to respect the integrity between the object and the space it
occupies. This is the best of the series so far but there are more in the works.


martinealison said...

Beaucoup de générosité de couleurs. Me trouverez-vous peut-être stupide, mais je trouve une âme dans cette peinture... Je l'aime bien avec ce que certain dirait un petit défaut de dessin dans la tasse qui en fait une belle réussite.

Kathryn Townsend said...

Lorraine, I love the way you did this cup. There is so much presence in it--it caught my eye right away.

claire christinel said...

Lorraine you have an wonderful awareness of design and colour combined with a natural ability to handle paint in a dramatic and textural manner. That equals success!