Saturday, April 25, 2009

The yellow house again, in progress

I’m working on another version of the little yellow house from Avon park that has appeared all week. Many of my favorite paintings have strong linear elements such as this 1890 Vincent van Gogh painting, Thatched Cottages at Cordeville.Another example is Woman in a Purple Coat (1937) by Henri Matisse.So I added strong calligraphic lines with black in this version. It’s still in progress, but it’s more along the line (pun intended) of the style I’m going for, as opposed to the pretty stiff version in Monday’s post.
The funny thing is that I’m working like a dog to finish up the illustrations for a book project and theoretically should not be taking time to create other artwork... can’t stop myself, apparently!


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

It is getting there! Love that style too. So much excitement and movement.

Beena said...

there is only one solution if you feel you are unable to stop painting: Don't!!! "Follow your bliss!"

Beena said...

While you may think the first rendition of your yellow house was stiff, I really felt it had an Edward Hopper feel to it. Check out this link, Loreen.

Also, you inspired me to share some of my own work on my blog besides just my quilts! Thanks!

Loreen Leedy said...

I’ll take Edward Hopper comparisons any time, thanks! : )

Diane J. Evans said...

This last version really does appeal to the quilt-maker in me -- I love the black outlines, especially because they remind me of stitching. You have amazing talent -- and when the muse visits, you don't shut the door on her: you invite her in for as long as she wants to stay!