Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I'm busy working on a painting that I can't share right now.  Hopefully in the future I will be able to let you see it.  It, of course, involves fish!  However, I have been sketching as well as painting and there's never a sketchbook too far away from my hand.  This little fish in pen and ink with touches of coloured pencil was the result of the evening news.

I have other ideas brewing and they seem to come fast and thick at the moment.  Having time and ability to get them all in place is the challenge.  This weekend I have a model coming to the house so I can take some photos.  Until now, when I draw a portrait, its usually someone I know or an unknown photographic reference that represents a pose I need or like.  I have a specific idea and want to work that out, so I needed to hire a model to ensure that I get the pose and lighting correct for the composition I have in mind. 

Controlling my own images gives me a lot more freedom and hiring a model may be something that I do more frequently to get images that I need for future paintings.

I'll be asking the model to sign a simple model release form which will give me permission to use the images and create derivatives from them.  I know the likelihood of there being a problem in the future is very unlikely, but I'd prefer have that document in place.


Olivia said...

Adorable capelins. I like when you paint them Jeanette. Ink and white touches make them very graceful!Bises.

RHCarpenter said...

Jeanette, you always share the bare bones of the art business with us - the things that often slip through the cracks like the model release. Thanks for reminding us to take care of business!