Sunday, January 03, 2010

Changing and experimenting

I did a warm up using one of the references from the weekend drawing event WetCanvas holds each week.  I originally considered developing it as demo, but that seemed to deteriorate with my ability (or inability) to make my Flip camcorder stay upright correctly on its tripod.

However, here's the jist of it from start to finish, with a little painting demo thrown in for good measure. I have also now realized that I called the dog a whippet when in fact he is an Italian greyhound.  Oops.


I have also played around with a new header for my blog.  And a 'you might like this' feature that will link the reader to previous posts with related content.   I put in some more intenal 'doings' for the blog that you won't see, but will help me track more accurately viewings, posts that general interest, demographics, etc.  I have this already with Statscounter, but it needed some tweaking.

I'm considered a series of paintings based on the success of the Frosted Door to Dawn piece.  I have no shortage of access to old buildings with their doors and windows and winter, so hope to put out at least a small series of old doors and windows, using the ice crystal technique.


raena said...

I absolutely love this! How did you get the antique look in? It looks like your started with white paper!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Raena, but I think its more down to lighting than anything else. The final image was photographed under artificial light, not scanned,so it looks more yellow perhaps.

vivien said...

it's always interesting to watch the way others work and one thing that struck me is that you use a small brush. Fascinating how differently we all work.

I tend to use much larger brushes.

Lovely result :>)

Jeanette said...

This piece is on 9 x 12 paper and a large brush wouldn't allow me to get the detail. I was simply too lazy to change brushes when I went over to the body of the dog. :)

yal said...

Nice work!
Kisses from France for the new year!



Jean Bradbury said...

I have just found your blog. The frost paintings are fascinating. I will keep checking back to see your new work.

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Hiya Jeanette! Just making a quick visit today to let you know that voting is now open for the NL Bloggers Choice Award on the NL BlogRoll. Be sure to let your visitors know so that they can vote for you!

Take care, good luck!

Jo Castillo said...

Jeanette, this is great. Thanks for the WIP and video. I would have liked to hear your voice on the video!!

Fun to see you work.

Anonymous said...

Love the different colors in this Jeanette.
(cool new header, too!)

Jan said...

Thanks so much for this, Jeanette! Wish the camcorder had worked better also though. I'd have liked to hear your voice also - don't you know that silent movies are sooooo old fashioned! lol

Back to the dog - you could have stopped with that last wip shot and had a great looking dog.

I still wanna see you work start to finish though with some narration, of course!

Jeanette said...

Thanks everyone for the positive comments on this.

Jan, I will give you a start to finish piece I promise. Narration is a real challenge as I find it difficult to talk and paint at the same time! One or the other slides. :)

But I will persevere. If I could do a voice over the video, it would work well. I'll have to look into it.

Gordon Pritchard said...

Very inspirational work - and blog!