Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Wasp Jar - update WIP

 The Wasp Jar - in progress
9 x 12 oil
canvas panel


I've added more layers to this painting.  Its slow going when I add thin layer over layer and these layers need a day or two to dry before the next is applied.

I continue to refine and have it pretty much where I want it in terms of form now - a tweak here and there will bring the bottle into form.  Detail comes next and adding the minute crinkles in the wax paper takes a lot of observation and careful paint placement.  However, the obsessive/compulsive part of me loves doing just that kind of inspection and detail placement.

There's a long way to go yet. The bottle needs glazes to bring out the rich brown tones that it has and that means more of the waiting game.  And the wax paper?  Well, one crease at a time...

6 comments:

sue said...

Love watching this come to life.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Your patience is paying off this is going to be a great one. I'm interested to see the shadow colours you use in the paper.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Jeanette,
I can't wait to see how this turns out, but I know it'll be great. It's the obsessive-compulsive thing that'll make the difference. A blessing and a curse, as most things in life are.
Have a good day.
Sincerely,
Gary.

suzanneberry said...

this is just wonderful! what a joy to see it develop! beautifully done!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Sue.

Lisa, some days I get into the detail mode and it makes it a pleasure to work on something like this.

The shadows in the paper are/will be fairly subdued grey/blue/purple. The paper is much more complex to do than I originally anticipated.

Gary, you're right, the detail freak in me wins out in stuff like this. My original leaning was always to finely detailed drawing. The kind where I'd spend half a day working on the shading of a 4 inch section of a piece.

Sometimes that side still kicks in and in pieces like this, where form and shadow are crucial to make it 'work', it is a blessing.

Suzanne, thank you. I love seeing the development of a piece out of a white canvas, almost like timelapse photography.

Sue Pownall said...

It looks great so far. What an interesting subject.