Sunday, May 08, 2011


I've had a bit of a fallow period this week as I've been so busy with other things.  And it may be a few more days before I get back into production mode again, although I have several ideas brewing that I'm working out on paper now.

I've been sick with some sort of bug over the last couple of days and of course creativity flies out the window for me then.  As well my sister is visiting for a few days too.  When other aspects of life kick in, it makes me realize how much time I need to devote to production just to stay on top of it.

This is an oil sketch of a wave rolling in, done on 8 x 8" gallery canvas.  I was using up the paints on the palette from my previous painting .  I can't stand throwing out perfectly good paint and often use the palette leftovers and 'mud' to work out ideas or put down the base of another painting.  I don't think I'm the only person who does this, perhaps some of the purists just don't admit it. :)


Sue Pownall said...

I like the colours in this... I wonder if it's because I grew up near estuary sea rather than open sea, which often contains different colours just like this.

laura said...

I think the colors are wonderful too--heightened reality. And a lovely simple motif.
Hope you feel better soon.

Jeanette said...

You're so right Sue, the inland waters are a different colour. People think water is water is water, but it is so different in value and colour around the world and in different environmental conditions.

Laura, thanks. Simple is often what does work best I've found. I've found the subtle colours and sometimes not so subtle ones add life and movement to water.

Nick said...

fantastic work Jeanette!!

Mindful Drawing said...

Great work with the Roller. The first seconds I viewed this work, I could hear the sea and the waves rolling.