Sunday, February 6, 2011

33 to go

This painting started out based on the third thumbnail from left, top row, on the sheet of 35 but it stayed on my easel in the oil-wash foundation stage for days because the composition made me wince each time I looked at it. When I went back to work on this piece, I thought about how much my hometown has changed since I lived there and what it is that still binds me to the area. One fondness is the sound of the train whistle of my childhood that I heard again as I was shooting the reference photos for this series. I kept that sound in my mind as I painted this one, "Hometown Heartstrings," 14 x 14 inches, pastel on paper.


  1. They continue in beauty...but more importantly-feeling.

  2. Thank you Loriann. I've been reading your blog posts of the past couple days with much interest. I so admire the depth of your emotion concerning your work...I've been meaning to post a comment but can only think, "Wow" and feel like I'm just skimming the surface of my painting life, between laundry, taxes, etc. You are a great inspiration to me and thank you for taking time to comment here.