Saturday, 12 December 2015

Winding Down

I love it when family and friends time get in the way of painting time, without these interruptions I would be 24/7 in my studio.
I have a very busy start with exhibitions from January 1st so with all commitments met for these, my time now is without any pressure so I can splash around as much as I like without a thought of making a painting.
Many times this type of play results in a fresh understated painting that may never have happened with over planning and hours of painting. I think this little riverscape fits that scenario perfectly. Using a limited palette of three colours: Indigo, Bloodstone Genuine and Raw Sienna and no more than 2 hours painting start to finish.
I avoid riverscapes and landscapes, I am yet to find my style in capturing beautiful scenes where I think I have added something of me, my head tells me it is just that I don't do enough but my heart still avoids them. Maybe this will be my 2016 challenge.

Last Flight Home
56cm x 33xm Unframed size
on 425gsm Saunders Waterford CP Paper

8 comments:

  1. Lovely loosness to the sky and the water. Playing sometimes gets some great results!!

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  2. Painting without any pressures gives amazing results. This one proves it Fabulous.

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  3. Beautiful Lorraine! What an amazing sky...wish I had watched you paint it!

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  4. I avoid them too Lorraine!! And they have been on my to do list for the past 2 years at least. I am making a bit of progress with them and the odd one turns out just like this one here... my nemesis used to be trees but have a handle on those now, so like you really need to crack landscapes and seascapes need to ignore our hearts and let the heads rule this one!!

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  5. We need to play with the paint too that´s true. Nothing feels better when painting as when we feel the flow and just let us be swept away by it. I have made my own favourite paintings that way. But a lot of terrible ones too! haha
    One thing that I find difficult is to blend the sunset nicely in to the sky. So that is on my to do list.
    Love the dramatic sky on this one!

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  6. A gorgeous piece Lorraine , beautiful colors in the sky , everything looks so effortless. The title makes me a bit sad, but that's probably just me .

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  7. So beautiful, Lorraine. I really love the way you painted this, and painting with abandon, like you did, results in some spectacular effects!

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  8. You have achieved a very serene and calming atmosphere Lorraine. Who says you can't do landscapes? Have you been looking at the same landscape paintings of yours as I have over the years??? Sometimes we definitely are too hard on ourselves.

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