Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gannet - update


I'm working on several pieces, flitting back and forth while waiting for layers to dry on one or the other or adjusting and framing a print.  I don't think I've worked any other way, but to multi-task.  I believe it is likely the way of many artists.

I've added more layers to the gannet painting, but its still very early stages.  The water colour is not right and must be much darker.  For some reason obtaining the right hue keeps escaping me, but I'm working on it.

I like the sense of height early on in this piece and its giving me the name of the painting - Vertigo.  Its funny how names of pieces either become apparent early on or can just never come.  Names of paintings help sell them also by striking that chord of emotion or connection with the viewer that is so essential to a sale.  If you don't love it, if it doesn't remind you of something in your life, past or present, you won't buy it.

4 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Perfect title, I like the touch of warmth on the wing edges too. It looks like you are having fun with this one.

Lydie said...

Oh, we take the height, this overview is breathtaking

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

This painting lifts my heart... Just beautiful.. Love the title.
Looking forward to seeing the completion.
Blessings,
Penny

Jeanette said...

Thanks Lisa. Its coming together, but I`m not really happy with it yet, mostly because of the water colour. I`ll get there.

Lydie, I like the sense of height with this too.

Penny, glad you`re enjoying it.