Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Another Day in Paradise
























It was fun to concentrate on color and making marks and not think 
at all about accuracy. I take photos of buildings all the time but I'm
not really interested in reproducing them on canvas. I've wasted a lot
of time moaning about not having a subject I'm excited about.
Then it struck me that I could assemble different architectural features to
give myself a structure to hang paint on. I drew a b&w composition in my
sketchbook and used it as a model. Color was made up and maybe it's
too simplistic but it's an experiment to alter my thought process, practice
straying from reality and try to get closer to a marriage of representation
and abstraction.

9 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Cool piece Lorraine. I see a lot of great smaller pieces within this big piece too!

LS Nelson said...

It has an otherworldly feeling to it. Very appealing.

hmuxo said...

Excellent painting Lorraine! Very unique.....

Carol Flatt said...

A wonderful idea, Lorraine! This is a striking creation of strong value contrast, beautiful color mixtures, compelling brushwork and artfully placed shapes. It really appeals to me!

ART-TRAVELLER said...

Very beautiful painting and very interesting art blog !!!
Have a nice and creative week !!!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

You are definitely onto something with this approach. I love the composition and the color.

Ceridianna said...

your work is so happy...really full of good vibes...maybe it's looking through your new eyes and not capturing every iota of detail, but creating a mood, through shapes and colour...works like magic!

Haddock said...

Like the use of yellow (dark & light) with some dash of blue here and there.
Love those sunlight shadows.

Diane L Hoeptner said...

Bravo. This is really spectacular and I love reading about the process behind it. (More please.)