Thursday, June 30, 2011

Something fishy

Its capelin season in Newfoundland.  That time of year when the little silvery fish roll in on the beaches to spawn.  I was given a bucketful of them and they are my favourite fish to draw and paint and print.  I love their delicateness; the sheen of their skin and the myriad of colours that show up in them.

So while the coyote is still watching me from across the studio, I grabbed a couple of fresh capelin and took some time to make a start on a little painting.  I'm painting these from life, the 'shelf time' is limited.  I'm done for tonight and will finish it off tomorrow, then these little ones will have fulfilled their mission in life.

This is 5 x 7 acrylic on canvas board.

And a little up close and personal view of caplin rolling on the beach yesterday.  I sure hope the camera was waterproof...


Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Jeanette,
What a wonderful post! Seeing the painting with the models and how well you nailed the colors made me feel like I've been in your studio.
Seeing the models or the painting alone would be fine, but this was so much more informative.
Great job, Jeanette. Have a nice weekend.

Unknown said...

Colours are perfect.

As Gary said this shot is really great for seeing your work and the models.

Video is a bit mad, isn't it?

vivien said...


and what an insight the film gives - thank you

Jeanette Jobson said...

Gary, I always think its interesting to have a peek into the studio - a behind the scenes view of a painting. Glad you enjoyed it.
I love painting and drawing these little fish.

Sue, I'm still tweaking the colours and shapes for these. Good to have a day off to do so.

Yes, that video is a different. The capelin's eye view...

Jennifer Rose said...

thats a very cool video. really neat when the fish go right in front of the lens, and show how the fish act in the wild :)