Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Landwash WIP

I've put the bones into place for a new water piece called Landwash.

This is done from life studies and images taken at Middle Cove, watching sedate waves washing ashore instead of the usual wild Atlantic breakers.  The bright sun on the crest of the wave makes the piece look as if its made of glass or ice - water frozen in time.

There's a lot of water to block in with fairly neutral blue greys, then comes the fun of creating the water surface.  This could take awhile...

The piece is 12 x 36" and in acrylics.


RH Carpenter said...

It's looking good already and I like the long horizontal format on this one.

Anonymous said...

Something so simple -water- can be so varied! I like the ?textural? (don't know what else to call it, but seems a little silly because it's all water) differences between the still water, the ripples and the wave.
Ditto RH about the format.

Can't wait to see as it develops!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda. I love these rectangular canvases.

Tracy, the possibilities with water are neverending. And complex!

Yelena Shabrova said...

Love shimmering and ripples that are there already! And the panorama format frames the wave very well too :)

Gwen Bell said...

Can't wait to see the finished painting. You've done such a beautiful job on what you already have! This format works so well for the wave.