Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Capelin Catcher
Nearly a week since I posted! Time has gotten away with me or perhaps its the warmer weather than tempts me to do other things. And of course there's always painting to pull me in too.
From the initial concept sketches and some photos I took at Torbay beach last weekend, I concentrated on developing a finished painting of The Capelin Catcher. The water and the reflections took the most time to complete, rather like working on a giant jigsaw puzzle, putting all those shapes and colours in place.
In complex pieces people often panic and think its difficult to do but the reality is it is simply more time consuming breaking down the piece into sections and shapes and that is what puts people off sometimes. But you get into a rhythm, almost like pointillism, and it just flows as you fit one section into the other.
I thought I'd share the work in progress from sketches to finished painting in a collage form with the completed piece as the central image. Its 24" x 12" and in oil on stretched canvas.