Lorna Ritz | Drawings

“What I look for when I carry my easel out to the landscape, (for the drawings I do in the Spring and Fall), is composition, ‘where’ a mountain will sit within the space of the four edges of paper. I seek as deep a space as I can, so that as the sky moves behind the mountain, the foreground field simultaneously comes forward. I study the light of the particular day and come up with an inner sense of how the colors will locate this very light, as though the mountains and trees and sky and the shadows from clouds are glowing from within. Newly discovered color relationships, for me, come from some one dramatic event that has taken place in the sky, or on the land, at a particular moment that burns in me to paint. The horizon gives prelude to what is beyond landscape in the paintings; so, I want to push it there.”