Sunday, May 01, 2011

Limpid - the end is in sight

I'm working towards the finish of this painting, adding details that bring it to life.

I love this stage of a painting.  Well mostly.  There are some sections that I have to talk myself into completing simply because they are repetitive and a bit tedious, such as picking out subtle values on the water surface and darker shading of tiny waves and ripples.  Patience and the ability to let my mind concentrate only  on the particular section that I am working on at the time help.

A few more hours of detail work and I'm hoping to call it complete then move onto the next piece.  There are a few ideas in my head, but I haven't made a firm decision on what's going to be on the easel next.


Sue Pownall said...

...and 3 posts from you again lol. Although it worked well for seeing the lovely progression of this piece.

I hope I won't upset you, but I have an optical illusion from the breaking waves on left - look like 3 bony fingers on a hand. Maybe because of the lengths.

Please forgive me, it is a beautiful painting.

Jeanette said...

Ha, it must be a subconscious thing Sue, this trio fetish.

Yes, the foam on the left does look a bit odd, but in reality is really did look like that. A bit creepy actually. :) However, it will be softened before the finish so small children and little dogs don't run from the room in terror.

Susan said...

I enjoy seeing your process and the delicacy of your work. Limpid is a very apt name for this fluid piece!

Sue Pownall said...

Glad you see it too.

Love the red snapper post today.