Tuesday, April 03, 2012



I'm working out ideas for new paintings of boats and water and find that the palette knife serves me well in getting colour and form down quickly onto canvas.

I liked the intense colour of this yellow boat against the blue water.  It outshone the sunshine and just glowed.  I think this will translate well onto a large canvas.  Its tempting to try it on a large scale with a palette knif,e but it may bankrupt me in the amount of paint I'd need to use.

For now, here's Sunshine.  5" x 7", oil on canvas panel.  Stay tuned for the larger version in the future.  That is, once I get this 24 x 36 wave out of the way.  More on that another day as I'm in the process of building layers to get it to a point where there's actually something to show you.


RH Carpenter said...

This yellow really glows - I've been enjoying these palette knife paintings you've been doing. I like the texture of them and the looseness.

Sue Pownall said...

Love it!

It's very eye catching. Is this with the new yellow?

Mari Jose Molina said...

Congratulations on your work, its amazing,
This is my blog, i hope you enjoy it
Kiss! :)

Jeanette said...

Its pretty bright, isn't it Rhonda? The palette knife is a bit like shorthand in painting as its a quick method of getting ideas down.

Thanks Sue. There is some of the isoindolinone yellow in there in the shadows. The lighter sections are cad yellow.

Thank you Mari Jose, I'll make sure I visit your blog.

Katherine Thomas said...

This is a very powerful piece! The vividness of the boat emerging from the mist is breathtaking! I love it!

Maria Hock said...

Love the bright vibrant yellow and wonderful reflections. I haven't tackled the palette knife yet but you have inspired me to try!

Lydie said...

Go Jeanette, Go ! fantastic, the yellow shine, j'adore :)))

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

nice and bright yellow :D

love painting with a palette knife, just uses way too much paint :p

Jeanette said...

Katherine, thank you. I like the colour impact the boat makes.

Maria, oh you should try, its a great technique of putting paint down.

Lydie, merci, merci.

Its definitely that Jennifer! It can use more paint, but actually not that bad depending on the size of the piece of course.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Jeanette,
This is great! I admit to being a sucker for complementary colors, but so what. When something works...it works.
The colors, reflections and overall atmosphere are superbly done and I congratulate you.
I enjoyed the whale video, too. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

Gary, I think bright colours are an attractant whether we think it consciously or subconsiously. That saturated colour really does work at providing impact.

I love the whales and go out on a boat most summers to experience them up close. Fascinating gentle giants.


eye catching jeanette

Spencer Stott ~ Fine Art said...

Oh my goodness! this peice is brilliant! i love it! very good handling of your media. you know what youre doing! tkae care and please keep it up.