Friday, September 14, 2012

Glads







































Tackled flowers again which are not my forté but in the learning curve with 
figures, I realized I was painting thinner and thinner. Also dismayed at how 
outlined and rigid I was making them. Learning to paint a figure in an accurate 
way while holding an idea of how compelling it "should" look was too taxing 
on my little brain. If I'm getting nowhere in a struggle, thought I should do 
something, anything, different, tackle another subject. So I photographed these 
coral glads against a coral wall. And lo! I was amazed that there were no 
boundaries in the photo—nothing to outline! Kept assuring myself that I shouldn't 
be able to see the blossoms up close, only from a distance. Just what I needed for 
a tectonic brain shift! But then, I don't know if anyone else can see them . . . 


12 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I love those colors!

Jean Townsend said...

oooo, nice one!

Virginia Floyd said...

Of course we can see them. Love all the textures, and the brushstrokes of the greens. Lovely!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this piece Lorraine. A great mix of abstraction and realism. Wonderful color!

Carol Flatt said...

I agree with all of the above, Lorraine. It's marvelous! What a range of beautiful corals, reds, pinks and greens. You're a bold and brave painter and I envy you!! Those green stems are mesmerizing!

Ann Rogers said...

Love your thought process with this one. Why is it such a struggle to "get outside the lines"???

Elaine Vasconcellos said...

I like the vibrancy of this colour red and the roughness and abstract feel to it. Your work is so amazing dear Lorraine..

Jane said...

One word : WOW !

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Oh, we see them.....and they are gorgeous!

Lighting the Candle said...

Love viewing your work and then reading how you get there. You're such an inspiration and incredible artist!

Sergio DS said...

And I´m glad to be here,
Beutiful painting!

Maureen Brookfield said...

Just came across your blog and although I'm a watercolorist I've been trying a few oils lately. I love the way you apply your paint and the beautiful, bold colors you use.... I will look forward to seeing more of your work.... it'll make me break out my oils more frequently!