Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12 in 15

Queen's  24 x 30 - SOLD
I paint and sketch fairly prolifically and like to look back over what has been produced during the year and pick twelve of my favourites.  I'd love to know which are your favourites and why.  Colour, composition, subject...it helps me plan what to paint in the future.

The paintings are not in order of preference.

Red Boat - SOLD

Tethered  16 x 20 - SOLD

Sea Harvesters  - SOLD

Evening Tide  SOLD

Iced In   SOLD 

Benoit's Cove  SOLD

Deep Bight - 24 x 24

 Flatrock Harbour  15 x 30 - Sold

Shore Leave 11 x 14 

Summer Ducks

Saturday Night Girls   SOLD


Ann said...

Pick favorites? That is not so easy as they are all wonderful. I like your use of shape to design the space and create a sense of atmosphere, of place. What I mean is that the subjects seem to live in the place, have life there, if that makes sense! Now the landscape, Queen's, how could I not like that? The shape of the water spiraling around to the road and leading to the structure on the cliff is perfect. Makes me want to go there! The other stand out for me is Benoit's Cove. I suppose with that it's the bold color, the symmetry, and the light that I find appealing. You have had a very productive year and I have enjoyed seeing your works, they are all quite inspiring. I like the thought of doing this type of exercise, picking 12 pieces from the year. Do you mind if I do the same on my blog? I hope you enjoy much creativity and success in 2016!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Ann, that's what I try for, that objects become part of the landscape/waterscape and are not like cardboard cutouts sitting on top of it.

Each piece becomes my favourite as I work on but there are always some that I am more reluctant to part with.

Yes! By all means do something similar on your blog. I'd love to see what you choose.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Hard to choose, but Night Anchorage is def my fav of your you have done lately. i just love the colours and lighting :D

Jeanette Jobson said...

Yes, the light in that piece is different from what I usually do. Heading to the dark side...:)

RH Carpenter said...

I made myself narrow down the field from 3 favorites! And Red Boat is the one. Although it's a relatively quiet scene with a still boat on still (frozen or icy) water, there is an energy you've created from the color - red! - plus the boat shadow shapes, cut and on the diagonal. Beautiful work, all around - I can see why these are your top 12. Wishing you another very productive, colorful and joyful year for 2016, Jeanette!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Rhonda, Red Boat is popular with many people. It is said in art that if you put something red in a painting it will sell. I don't know if that's true, I simply liked the variety of reds I could use in this piece.

Every good with for 2016, I look forward to seeing what you create.