Saturday, May 14, 2011

Vertigo update

Vertigo
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I'm determined to finish some paintings that got put to one side, ostensibly for drying, but then life took over.

This piece of a Northern gannet was one of them.  I'm working on the water and its getting to where I want it to be, but there are  number of glazes to bring it to completion yet.  I quite enjoy glazing and its so effective in building colour, but a slow process, having to let each layer dry before adding another.  I'm also working on the wings of the bird to define feathers - not something I really enjoy, but one at a time and I'll get it done.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well, it is fabulous, and I can't wait to see more. The title is inspired!

RH Carpenter said...

When I look at this, my chest tightens up as if I'm high above that water!! Fantastic!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Elizabeth. I've been fighting with that water for what seems like forever!

Rhonda, that's great if you get that feeling from it - not that I want to give you vertigo! :) The impression of height is what I was after with this piece.