Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rennies Mill River in summer

 Rennies Mill River in summer
7 x 9
acrylic


Part of the pact with myself for 2011 is to create a body of work with water as the subject.  I have no deadline hanging over me to do this and have completed one piece.  This is a small second piece where I was was working out water movement and colours.  I have a larger painting planned for another piece, not the same subject, being drawn up today.

The surface of water with all its reflections and movement is a challenge to capture.  A combination of real life studies and photographs make it easier and living close to many water sources, its just a short walk or trip to find myself very close to my subject.

On this cold snowy winter day, I need a touch of summer that looking into this water provides.

9 comments:

Luisa said...

complimenti,molto bello, ciao luisa

Jo Castillo said...

I love how you are always investigating, trying something new and working so diligently. This is very nice and does show movement and reflections. Just beautiful!! You are inspiring!

My word verification is topstse, that is you the top-est. Ha.

Jeanette said...

Luisa, thank you.

Jo, thanks for the kind words, its appreciated. Experimenting helps the learning process and that process is never ending.

Funny on the word verification :)

Sandra said...

Gosh, this could almost be a photo at first glance! It amazing :0)

Sue Pownall (aka travelingsuep) said...

Like Sandra I thought this was a photo. Awesome!

Love the duck portrait in your last post too. (So sorry I'm really behind on visiting everyone's blogs)

Lydie said...

I'm fighting with water and watercolor at the moment, represent the moving water is a real challenge and I appreciate your acrylic. I can feel the water, you're on the right track.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Beautiful realism. Love the movement you have captured.Well done! I find water so difficult to paint!

Jennifer Rose said...

this has such a wonderful shine to it :) great job with the lighting

Jeanette said...

Thanks everyone.

I'm working hard this year to produce a number of pieces with water as the subject. Exploring water surfaces and movement is endlessly interesting.