Monday, 15 April 2013

Autumn Arrives

Well today for the first time the arrival of Autumn has been confirmed. It has been a little cold, we have had a little bit of rain and our Glory Vine with its abundance of foliage has turned lovely shades of golds and reds. My painting called Autumn Textures was inspired by several influences - our beautiful glory vine which is in full view from my studio window, drawing on ideas from a new book I received last week called Spirit of Spontaneity by Karlyn Holman and lastly the urge to incorporate some of the new paints that also arrived last week. Both the book and the paints (Maimer Blu) were on a special price offer that I could not resist and I eagerly awaited their arrival from the USA.
Autumn Textures
Painting size 11" x 15"

30 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this painting. The paint in the white spaces is almost more exciting than the main portion of the painting. Is this something you picked up from the book?

    Thanks for sharing this Lorraine. It just made a whole bunch of painting ideas jump into my head. Isn't this just the wonder of being able to share online - it's great to be inspired by other artists.

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  2. Thanks Vandy I'm glad you like it. The concept of the three white corners came from the book, it is just a design element that could be used with endless subjects and for me it was capturing my glory vine in its autumn splendour

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  3. This is superb Lorraine... I absolutely love it.... my favourite ever of all your work!!

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    1. Certainly made me concentrate, plan and execute at a different pace Judith, it's so great learning new things and then applying them to a piece

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    2. Have ordered the book!! Might get the other one too!! And the DVD's....

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  4. Oh I do love this. The textures are fantastic and the design so unusual. It is a winner.

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    1. Thanks Polly, it was my second attempt, the first ended in the bin, I love trying out new ideas and eqipment and even more so when I finish something good

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  5. Definitely a winner! Lovely textures and shapes and the white paper parts really add to the flow.

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    1. Nice feedback thanks Rhonda, appreciate it

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  6. Lovely!!! I love the colors (no wonder you were eager to get to them) and the texture. This is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Joan, nice to do something little different

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  7. Beautiful Lorraine! Your textures are so interesting. Really keeps a viewer looking around. Hard to imagine you're going into fall there!

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    1. Hi Sherry, just as well we are in Autumn so I could paint this!

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  8. The concept and design are sooo engaging, Lorraine. Added with your spontaneity, this painting takes the viewer beyond the edges of the paper. Brava!

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    1. Glad I persevered with the idea Terry as it was certainly interesting and a little bit edgy as to how it would turn out

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  9. Wow Lorraine. I've just spent 5 mins looking at this. The more I looked the more I saw and I still don't think I've fathomed all it's depths. Really inspiring!!!

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    1. Glad it is inspiring Laura, it has inspired me to try and repeat the process with another subject - as you know not always easy with watercolour but hey we do have fun!

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  10. This is really awesome ,and like Laura said, you can spend hours looking at it and all the time finding new interest , gorgeous !

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  11. Thanks Jane, hopefully it will get a new home when it is framed and on show somewhere

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  12. Lorraine - I think your Autumn Texture is outstanding. Karlyn Hohlman has certainly given you great inspiration. It is so strange your autumn is arriving and our spring just got here. Will it get colder now or will it stay warm?
    I love this piece it is so eye catching - thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Debbie, yes it will definitely start getting colder now but we only go down to about 12 degrees celsius in the day at the lowest. Glad you like this painting, I need some painting hours soon to try and repeat the techniques before I forget them!

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  13. Such gorgeous paintings! Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming my newest member! It gave me the chance to find you and be a member of your blog and to see all of your beautyful work! I´ve had a look at several of your last posts, and I will come back to see further back too. I´m looking forward to it. It´s so exciting to explore new artists work! :)

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    1. Lovely of you to join following my blog too Catharina, it's great sharing for sure

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  14. Beautiful paintings Lorraine.
    I hope you will permit me to follow your blog.

    Kind Regards

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    1. I am very happy Trevor that you are including me in your blogs to follow, thank you

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  15. Dear Lorraine, how magnificent autumn.
    Texture and palette, perfect!
    Karlyn is a great teacher because she helps to express themselves!
    Happy painting
    Rita

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  16. Thank you Rita for your nice comment, I like Karlyns approach because basically she says - get on and experiment and have fun

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  17. good approach ... i like both versions lorraine ... this one is very striking ...enjoy your new watercolours i use alot of maimeri

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  18. Thanks Jane, I have included this in my exhibition which opens on Friday. I am going to check out more the Maimeri colours too!

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