Wednesday, February 16, 2011


16 x 20
coloured pencil 

Medusa is complete, even if I can't get a great photo of it.  The combination of coloured pencil and a black surface make for technical difficulties, even with PS editing.  I'll keep working on it, but you get the general idea of it.

The tinkering part of me wonders if I should add some specks of detritus floating in the water as there tends to be particles in deeper water instead of being crystal clear.  The sensible part of me slaps my hand away and says leave it alone.  And I will let it sit for a few days and see if anything rears its head when I next see it.

I used an online framing program MatoMatic, to test some frame and mat colours.  I like to have some idea of what I want before going to a framing shop and this program allows me to try out different ideas at no cost.  It also gives art collectors an opportunity to see how a piece will look when framed, when making a decision to purchase online.

I'm taking a short break from the blog to catch up on my final gyotaku pieces and work on some marketing and planning for the workshop.


Pat said...

What a unusual, beautiful piece.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Pat, glad you like it.

Krista Hasson said...

Very nice, love the black, it really makes the jelly fish glow

Jennifer Rose said...

i would leave it, i think anything else might take away from the main jelly fish

you have done a great job making the "blobs" see through and it looks like the light is just going right threw them

Susan said...

Very ethereal and I do like how you have virtually matted and framed it. I will check out that site.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Krista, I love drawing on black, even though its a nightmare to photograph.

I think you're right Jennifer. I'm not going to risk adding anything and screwing it up. I really wanted to try that transparent look and am happy with how it turned out.

There's something unworldly about jelly fish Susan. I enjoyed creating this one and have a few more that i want to do as well.

The virtual framing is very helpful to me and to potential collectors, its a great little tool to use.