Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Floating around

 This is the first paint I've put to canvas in about two weeks and I've missed it.

This boat is part of a demo for an upcoming online workshop on painting water that I'll offer later in the fall.  There's a lot of work to go into the workshop yet and I hope I can meet the deadline I've imposed.  If not, I'll simply push it forward a couple of weeks.

Here's a short excerpt where I try to paint and talk at the same time.  That is so difficult.  I'm sure it comes with practice, but I find one or the other takes precedence, leaving its partner in limbo.

Tonight is the loosely blocked in form of the boat.  I may alter the palette for the darker sections of water.  I used Moonglow, a Daniel Smith oil paint, simply because it was new and I wanted to try it, but its a bit to purple/grey for this piece I think. The experimentation and finding the right palette to ensure success for those following is crucial.  Although any palette of colours could be used, I have my own favourites, one being Manganese Blue.  Its a perfect blue, reflecting sky in the Atlantic I believe. 


Katherine Thomas said...

I love the light colors of the water! Don't darken them a bit. It's like a dreamy, free floating, let the world melt away around me, kind of feeling. It's wonderful!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Katherine. Keeping fingers crossed I don't screw it up and lose the freshness.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

its a very calming piece or work :)

i keep meaning to set up a camera and do a tut with cps, but i'm worried i wont shut up :p and would have to fast forward in some of it since cp can take so long :p