Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sea jelly

Sea jelly
15" x 30"
Mixed media

I think I'm calling this jellyfish done.

Its a departure from my normal style of painting and I have had such fun doing it.  The act of simply slapping on paint and paste without too much cerebral involvement is very freeing and quite satisfying.  I like the textured surface and how it stops me from being too fiddly.


I added a few more washes of watercolour, then broke out the oils to intensify colours and put in some shots of yellows and oranges.  I reshaped a few sections of the tentacles with more molding paste.  Now I'll let it sit and see if anything else calls out to me for adjusting.

5 comments:

Lydie said...

Wow so colourful ! Beautiful et stunning jellyfish. Good job Jeanette.

debwardart said...

It turned out well, and I want to touch it! (That's a good thing!)

Vicki Holdwick said...

Lovely, Jeanette,

The texture is wonderful!

xoxo

Jeanette said...

Thanks Lydie, glad you like it. Its a departure from my usual style but great fun to create.

Deb, I think this one's pretty safe to touch. :)

Vicki, thank you. I really liked creating the texture in this piece.

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the impasto effects and texture. The color is beautiful and fantastic. I love the layers of color and the multicolor look. A very beautiful and fascinating picture.