Friday, January 14, 2011

Queen of Hearts update


I added some colour to the Queen of Hearts.  Its still not finished but its nearly there.  More detail is needed now which is always the most satisfying part of a painting.  Knowing when to stop is the challenge.   I had heard that a painting is only finished when it is sold.  How very true sometimes.  Artists tend to add 'just a little more'  or 'I'll change this tiny part' and it can go on forever.

This is not destined for sale but I don't think it will become a victim of tweaking.  A better image tomorrow, even though I do now have good daylight lighting at last.  I'm just not in the right place to use it tonight.

After a record breaking snowfall yesterday and some other challenges, I've gotten lots of aerobic exercise shovelling over the last 24 hours.  The weight of the snow on the trees had them laden and bent to the ground with a large branch snapping off across the driveway.  Just the thing you want to deal with first thing in the morning, along with knee high snow.  I was too tired to take any photos of the very white scenes, but this the dawn view from my dining room of the storm before much snow was down.  Just add 35cm of additional snow to that scene.

My January newsletter is complete and on the virtual presses ready for delivery at 12:05am NL time on the 15th which means that many in earlier time zones will receive it before their 15th of the month rolls over.  Others will have it waiting for them to digest with breakfast.  

10 comments:

Kraxpelax said...
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Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Jeanette, I like how your Queen of Hearts is coming! Such a neat design!

Cindy Ellison said...

I love your ♥ designs! How creative and such expressions on their faces.

RH Carpenter said...

I like her very much in your warm palette colors. Sorry about the snow - I think humans reach a limit with it and the northeast definitely has had more than their share already.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Peggy, its fun to do some little fun pieces as a break.

Thank you Cindy, the faces just happen and probably all have a certain resemblance to each other.

I can't get a great image of the colours in this Rhonda, its much richer IRL.

This is the first dump of snow we've had all year and it couldn't have come at a worse time for me. However, I'm working on muscles shovelling and now can get from the house to the car to the barn to the end of the road.

Winter. Blah. Everyone should move south!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Your little Queen of Hearts is totally delightful, Jeanette.
I am sorry about the snow and its bad timing for you. Don't hurt yourself shoveling!
We had our first real snowfall today...it's an amazingly easy and mild winter for Ottawa.

Lindsay said...

I want to tell you your wave study on watermarks is really beautiful and has so much movement. Also, t his queen of hearts is just lovely!!!
Are you doing a set of cards?

Jeanette said...

Thanks Christiane, I enjoyed making it. A few more tweaks and its there.

Yes its been the same here this winter too, this is the first real snow we've had.

Lindsay, good to hear from you again. Water is my theme this year and the wave was the first of a series. More to come.

Glad you enjoyed the Queen of Hearts. No, I hadn't planned on cards but if anyone wants a card with any image on it, I can easily provide them.

Jo Castillo said...

I like this a lot. Clever. I need 2 cups of coffee to get through your newsletter. Thank you for all you share with us!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jo. Good that you're enjoying the newsletter too.