Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gannet update

18 x 24 - oils

I'm having a love/hate relationship with this painting.  It seems as I get one part to look as it should, another part pushes forward throwing it out of balance.  That's progress for you perhaps.

I'm still glazing and building layers of colour.  The colour of the sea still evades me but I am coming to terms with it now.  I'll let it evade me and create the colour that suits me.  Right now its not the right colour.  Another couple of days drying then some glazes to tone down the colour will help.

The gannet needed some adjustments for its wing shapes and I'm beginning to add some detail to the feathers.  I don't know if I ever want to paint another bird.  Too many feathers and they are nothing something I've ever painted a lot.  Its all just light and shade right?  That's what gets me through it.


Robyn said...

Please don't stop, I'm loving this one, Jeanette.

Billie Crain said...

This looks very 3-D on my screen, Jeanette! I get a sense of height, a bird's eye view if you will. I agree about the color of the ocean. Looks too much like swimming pool least on my monitor. Never can trust these things, tho.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Robyn, glazing takes time, but its starting to come together.

Yes Billie, the ocean colour isn't there yet. Its a good underlayer, but lots more layers to get it under control yet. The monitor and camera also add to the vividness sometimes I agree.

Lydie said...

Oh yes! I'm not disappointed to have waited until the end, it's very successful, bravo!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Jeanette
I really love this.. I know you will acheive what you had in your minds eye.. Beautiful work

Frank Zweegers said...

Beautiful works!

RH Carpenter said...

I can see why you call it Vertigo! It does make me feel so high up! What a beautiful painting already and I know you'll make it work the way you want it.