Friday, December 05, 2008

On the rocks

On the Rocks - Stage I
9 x 6 oils
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I've decided to try to break away from the tightness that I've adopted and move into something looser for painting to see if that brings back some of the freedom I once had in this medium.

So this image is the initial layers of a painting, perhaps 45 minutes into it. I don't want to work it to death so will limit myself to two hours on the piece entirely. I want to make myself capture the light and form without muddying the colours.

The coastline in Newfoundland is littered with rocks of course, some under water, some partially hidden like these. The movement of the water around the rocks , the translucency of the water showing muted colours of rock below the surface and the play of light on the water all add interest and continue to hold my attention.

4 comments:

Anita said...

Lovely colours in the sea, Jeanette. All that time we spent learning precision in drawing takes time to unlearn in paint! I envy you the sea - I used to love living on the coast in England.

Terry Banderas said...

Nicely done, Jeanette.

Kain said...

All your artwork is always amazing jeanette. I live in Tampico, close to the gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and I was born in Salina Cruz a small town close to the Pacific Ocean, so I love the sea very much.

Jeanette said...

Anita, it is taking time to loosen up. Then my fear is that I'll become too loose and lose the drawing precision.

Terry, thanks.

Kain, thank you. Tampico sounds ideal, I hope you're drawing the sea too.