Friday, February 28, 2014

From the Shady Side




















I wanted to take Michael Workman's workshop to learn structure
and get a better understanding of basics. Workman's message wasn't
one I really wanted to hear: limit everything: palette and subject. But,
of course, it was exactly the message I needed to get. I've been all
over the place trying to figure out who I am as a painter so it's a way
to make painting be real and valuable work. Instead of getting up in
the morning and wondering what I'll paint today, it's a way to focus
and build on what I did yesterday. I still want to push for more
abstraction but there was enough here to like so it felt like a good
place to stop.



5 comments:

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful landscape, Lorraine! I love the colors and light on the tree...Truly beautiful!!

LS Nelson said...

If this were on my wall, I'd keep returning to investigate the mystery buildings behind the trees? Lots of magic there....

Carol Flatt said...

Now, THIS is a place where I'd love to have a picnic! Love the slant of the land with the light coming through the trees and the shift of temperatures in the foliage. This painting really captures me!

Cath H.C Photographie said...

Tu as choisies de très belles couleurs et la lumière est très belle ici aussi !
Belle semaine à toi!
Merci de ta visite sur mon blog et merci de tes gentils commentaires.

Sue Marrazzo said...

so soft and bright! Perfect!