Saturday, 3 August 2013

SALA - 2 days In

The SALA festival opened on Friday and I have just locked my studio door at the end of the second day. Both days the weather has been frightful, cold, blustery and raining. I did not have any visitors on Friday but today lots of people ventured out to do the rounds - I guess the weekends will always be busier than a week day. It has been a strange feeling to paint knowing that someone can walk in at any time and at first I was a bit nervous but visitors have been very friendly and genuinely interested in the process taken on various paintings. I have had to really think hard how to explain a result as you know sometimes it just happens instinctively, by happy accident etc. I have painted a lot too this past week, I will share today two very different paintings - an abstract on Yupo using inks and creating texture and also a pure watercolour. One I call painting the other I call creating - either way I just love the whole process
Reef View I
Watermedia on Yupo
38cm x 57cm


We are Family
Watercolour on 300gsm Paper
38cm x 28.5
(thank you Nicola B for great reference photo)

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for checking in during the big event. You must feel so pumped up. Love these two new paintings. You are so versatile, Lorraine. Best of luck as the festival continues.

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes and continued support Terry

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  2. Both very beautiful,
    abstract work on Yupo, as the pure watercolor.
    I love your versatility!
    The weather often interferes with the events scheduled, but then in some mysterious way, I saw that everything works out in the best way!
    Also nice to hear from you, your experiences!Have nice week!

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  3. I love the ink and wc on yupo...great movement! The animals are so cute....and I love that title. lol

    Like most festivals I think the crowds come out on the weekend. I think it is great that you have the studio and can meet and greet prospective buyers. Sorry the weather wasn't better, but it sounds like you had a good crowd comining in.

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    1. Think you are right Joan and I need to remember it runs for the whole month so visitors in small numbers but each day would be manageable

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  4. Lorraine - you have found wonderful textures using ink on Yupo...love the colors and your friends in the second piece look like fun - hope you are having a great week. I wish I could come visit you at your studio - would love to see you work. Take care and God bless!

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    1. I wish you could come too Debbie, thanks for the wishes

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  5. Lorraine, both pieces are wonderful, so creative. The studio visits sound really exciting and wish I could visit. Sorry about the weather though and hope it gets better.

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    1. The catch Sherry is being able to get to other artist studios, I need them to be open at different times to mine

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  6. Lorraine those meerkats are just adorable. Love how you huddled them together. So cute.

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  7. Hello Lorraine:) What you will be disappointed that first day. But the second day has made many well. I would also find it difficult to telling people how certain paintings were born. Especially a Yupo is not to explain because the paper works for itself! Your Yupo is a gem so pretty. The watercolor is also wonderful, really cute. I wish you much fun. Love:)

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  8. I hope this weekend I will be more comfortable when questions are asked

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  9. Lorraine, both of these are beautifully done. I love Yupo and the different effects you can get. You are so right about one being "painting" and the other "creating" although i think there is a bit of both in each. Hope you did well at the SALA festival and the weather co-operated for you. You are brave to paint in front of people. :)

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    1. Thanks Ross - don't about bravery but certainly must be mad!

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  10. Your works are every time getting better and better. I enjoy to watch your works quite long time.Thank you for sharing your fantastic pieces.

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