Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Wasp Jar - complete

 The Wasp Jar
9 x 12
oil

I've worked on layers and creases and values til I'm crosseyed with this piece.  Its more challenging than I originally anticipated.  Not the glass, that was the simple part. The waxed paper proved to be my undoing.  There are a mix of contrasts in this with glass, cloth and wax paper.  Trying to get them to become separate textures, yet a cohesive piece took some careful observation.  Its still not as I want it completely and I may fiddle with it a little more, but for now, I'm going to let it sit for awhile and work on other things.

5 comments:

suzanneberry said...

jeanette this is just incredible!! it's amazing! i absolutely LOVE it!! getting some distance is a great way to see if you want to do more on it. it looks done to me! gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

Suzanne, thanks, you're so kind. It fulfilled the detail freak in me for awhile. :)

Jennifer Rose said...

the texture of the paper is very well done :) reminds me a small mountain covered in snow, probably not what you were going for :p but the different textures make the piece very interesting to look at

Jeanette said...

It does look a bit mountainous, doesn't it? ha Perhaps a bit of the Rockies is sneaking in there. :)

Sue Pownall said...

I think it looks like greaseproof paper to me. This is a great study.