Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Brigus South WIP



Detail from Brigus South
Work in Progress
Oil on stretched canvas, 24"x 30"

This small section above is a crop of a new painting that I am working on or some older fishing sheds and stages in Brigus South.  They look like they've seen better days, which makes them all the more appealing to me.  There's nothing duller than a bright, shiny paint finish to me.  I like the character that age brings to the table.

Its funny how paintings evolve from the initial concept through to finish.   I believe most artists have similar stages they pass through in completing a painting, even if the style or medium varies.  And like all paintings, there are sections that are more appealing than others to paint.

For me it buoys.  I love painting buoys.  I don't know if its the shape, the colours, the values, but its like having the cherry on the top of the dessert to get  to paint them.  Sometimes, I even make the buoy the subject as in this one.

Buoy - SOLD

4 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

nice start :)

I'm generally the same with older, slightly beaten up things to draw, new and shiny is often boring to me (unless of course its work for uni, when shiny and new is a big part of graphics)

i've done an etching of some buoys, loved the shape of them. Makes for interesting lines sometimes :)

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Jen.

Age provides character to everything, including people ;) Yes, uni graphics need to be polished. A buoy etching, now that could be a good idea for the future.

RH Carpenter said...

Aged buildings and fading wooden structures are more interesting! I really like the buoy, too - I could see doing a lot of those but I did think it was a Christmas ornament in the water at first :) Well, it does have that look! ha ha I think you like them because of the reflections in the water, too - which you do so well.

Jeanette Jobson said...

You're right Rhonda, it does look like a Christmas ornament :)

Reflections always appeal to me no matter what the subject.