Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jellyfish



I keep trying with this jellyfish and am very slowly making progress with glazing and layers of colour.  The head of the jellyfish still isn't the right shape, but its moving into the place I want it.  Its in oils on gallery canvas and looks so much different in real life.  I know I always say this, but photographs, especially ones taken at night never do justice to images.  And why this decided to turn on its side, who knows??!

I may try this subject in another medium and see what happens.  I'm thinking that it may make a good candidate for a wax batik piece or perhaps a watercolour on paper textured with tissue.  A little study to test the waters may be in order.


I'm just about ready for the next exhibition which opens next week.  Deep breath.   I have a number of smaller works in this exhibition as well as some larger pieces too.  Keeping up with production to ensure there is something new is challenging, but doable.  A couple of the new pieces framed up beautifully.  I'm almost loathe to part with them now!  But I'm hoping they'll find new homes to go to during October.

4 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

oh I like it sideways. I like the rich blue tones and how you have captured the not-quite substantial quality jellies have.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I'd been wondering what had happened to this one as it's definately one of my favourites. I love the underwater feel of it the light is just right.

Jennifer Rose said...

i think a wax batik jellyfish would look really neat :D the tendrils on this piece look like they are glowing :)

Jeanette said...

Yes Sue it does look interesting sideways. Getting this jellyfish to do what I want it to is very challenging!

Thanks Lisa. I'm still not happy with it and just cannot get the shape/colour right. Perhaps a few experiments in other mediums may take the sting out.

Jennifer, yes, I'm interested to try that and see what comes from it. Messy, but fun to do.