Friday, August 20, 2010

Capelin whispers

 Capelin Whispers
18 x 22 watercolour

I seem to be in capelin overload right now and all I want to do is draw or paint or print these little fish.

They each have their own character built into their little faces and provide me with endless inspiration for more paintings and drawings that I could ever have time to produce.

This watercolour is complete and measures about 18 x 22 on 200lb paper which I love.  I spent ages arranging capelin for this piece until I hit on something that spoke to me.  I originally had them all facing forward, but preferred the rebel in the group going the other way and the middle two seemed to  be 'whispering' about him.  Hence the name of the piece.

Now onto another piece that is on the easel.  What else?  A fish!

13 comments:

Billie Crain said...

Wonderful watercolor painting, Jeanette. I love how you've given them a bit of personality, too. Be careful or you'll wander into the land of whimsy with your capelin. Of course there's nothing wrong with that!

Fay Akers said...

I can see why they have such character.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Billie. These fish seem to have their own character without me having to do a thing to add to it, which is the beauty of them.

I don't think I could do whimsy if I tried. :)

I am rather fond of the little creatures Fay.

Jennifer Rose said...

the middle fish do look like they are whispering, but also like it is looking right at the viewer. very nice piece :) I would have such a hard time eating fish after painting them so much, might feel a little guilty lol

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful piece!

Robyn said...

A stunning and beautiful painting, Jeanette. I love everything about it. WOW!!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jennifer. No guilt here about eating fish that I'm familiar with. More a case of not wanting to eat them because I'm sick of looking at them sometimes!

Thank you Rhonda.

Robyn, thanks. I am happy with it too. And you know how difficult that is for an artist to say!

Olivia said...

How to say it differently Jeanette, I like these small fishes. If I had it in Brittany, I believe that I shall also be in love with them. This watercolor is adorable and I like this idea of the first one which decided to show its fin rather than the eyes. It was doubtless a rebel fish!Bises.

tracywall said...

Love this!
Boy, those colors really communicate the 'shimmeriness' (is that a word?). And the composition including those soft cast shadows was worth the wait.

(Oh, I've been away for a bit and maybe I missed it when you put them up, but I adore feeding your fish, too!)

La Petite Gallery said...

Execellent, you have a lot of talent.. Yvonne

Jeanette said...

Rebel indeed Olivia. Even though I have lots of these little fish, I envy you the range of fish that you can access.

Thanks Tracy. I really wanted to capture that sheen and colours that appear in their translucent skin.

Feeding the fish is such fun isn't it? Its like my own little fish pond. :)

Yvonne, thank you for your kind comments. I don't know if its talent or determination that I have. Perhaps a bit of both and a lot of practice.

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

wow....looks fantastic,your paintings are bright and colorful...

SKIZO said...

Fabulous