Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Back into the water

 Refining detail

Block in colour
 
The Drawing
 
Because I'm a glutton for punishment or I like painting reflections or because my model had a sister in the water, I thought I'd do a companion piece for the first painting The Capelin Catcher.  This is the same size canvas, 12 x 24" and in oil.

The viewpoint was different and the light on the water revealed a lot of greens in the darker areas that weren't in the first painting.  I'm slowly working my way through the reflections and they're testing me more this time for some reason.  But head down and keep going, right?

This is glimpse of where the piece is at the moment and the drawing and blocking in of it.

I'm contemplating adding more to this series of "capelin people".  I will have to entice more children and adults to venture into the icy Atlantic to pose for me.  Or if you have any images of children or adults with buckets or nets or similar in the water that I can use, I promise a quality reproduction of the finished painting if I use your image.

8 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Oh, this is a stunning painting! Your water is amazing! I would love to see a series of these people from this place, interacting with their sea.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Great water on this one Jeanette. I will have to agree with Katherine, a series of people interacting with the sea would be awesome.
And I don't want to forget what a great job you did on the girl also.

Maggie said...

This one and the one in the last post are fabulous. I love seeing the progress. Show some more!
Maggie

Jeanette said...

Thanks Katherine. It its tempting to set up some more scenes to work from. I see more beach visits in my future. :)

Nancy, this water is kicking my butt for some reason and taking forever compared to the previous one. But I'll get there. I'm enjoying these paintings. Its a nice change to have some people in the pieces.

Hi Maggie, so glad you enjoy them and I will post more progress shots as they happen. Tonight, however, I'm stuck with painting edges of gallery canvas for some pieces for an exhibition next week. I hate painting canvas edges... but a necessary evil right?

Celeste Bergin said...

ooookkkkkayyy---these young people in the water are fantastic. Five stars!!

suzanneberry said...

OUTSTANDING!!!! THIS IS INCREDIBLE!! I LOVE IT!! wow, jeanette, one of my favorite of yours. just stunning, beautifully painted!

RH Carpenter said...

Wonderful work on this!

Jeanette said...

Thanks so much Celeste.

Suz, the water in this one is killing me, honestly. Each time I look at it I want to change something! I'm glad of your support on this, it means a lot, as you're so good at everything you paint.

Thank you Rhonda, its slowly getting there.