Like a lot of people, being in nature feels very comforting to me. I loved staring out the window of the car when I was a kid, as my mom can attest, getting lost in the shapes and colors of the clouds. I guess it was my version of meditation.
As an adult, I still love the sights, sounds and smells of nature. Just this morning I thought how happy I was to hear birds in Verdi Square at the 72nd Street subway while walking to work. It reminded me of growing up in the rural suburbs.
And I can still stare at clouds endlessly. The number of sunset and sky pics on my Instagram can corroborate. 🙂
So naturally, I’m drawn to the wide blue skies, sweet green grass and moody grey clouds in my painting. I try to capture the feeling, movement, calmness and tranquility I see and feel when I’m surrounded by the natural world.
In the grouping that I’m putting up today, you’ll notice a lot of playfulness and liberties taken with the idea of “landscape,” “seascape” or “skyscape.” These aren’t super representational works – definitely abstractions to one degree or another. But I hope they evoke in you a sense of peace and happiness when meditating on them. Enjoy, and I welcome feedback on what you’d like to see more of, so please comment or email me!
I had a fabulous time a few weeks ago having Candace from Whom Studio out to my apartment to photograph my paintings for my website and take some “candid” shots of me at work!
We chatted about my love of clouds, sunsets and general moodiness. As she was styling some of my favorite paintings with items found around the house, I told her the history or story of each item. Most of my furniture has come from family – like the red club chair from my grandmother.
And a lot of what I have decorated with around the house has come from our families as well: for instance a stuffed baby cayman (like a small alligator) from my great-grandparents’ honeymoon (when you were still allowed to bring those things into the country); and a bugle played by my great-great-grandfather to draw in crowds as he rode around the West with Buffalo Bill and his cowboy shows.
She wrote up this very nice blog of our get together and shared some of her favorite shots!
After you’ve read her blog above, pop over to my site to see what’s cooking in the art studio (aka my apartment).
This blue jar was purchased by my parents at a Southern PA antique market back when they lived there in the 70s. These two little bronze dinosaur statues were my dad’s (perhaps as a child? Dad you’ll have to weigh in on their full story).
Although Monday is my normal Me & Martha post, this week it’ll come tomorrow, Tuesday.
Today is all about launching my online shop: hannahlowecorman.com
I’ve been painting forever but am now ready to make it my career! I’m pumped. And also so scared.
Since art has always only been personal and for the joy of it.
Now it’s out there in the world. Ready for judgement. Nervous.
Go see it. Let me know what you think. For better or worse.
With gratitude, Hannah