Wednesday, 8 September 2010

NUMBER 3 SURFER COMPLETED

Finished painting 10" x 10" mounted and framed in light wood.

This week I have been working on the third surfer acrylic ink painting for Sheringham Reflections show in October and am very pleased with the result. It reminds me of the days I lived in Dorset and used to paint the sea quite a lot. Now I realise I have missed it as I so thoroughly enjoyed creating the waves and blending all the colours.



Thought you'd like to see some close ups of stages as I worked:


1) I was very pleased how I created the silvery lavender colour for the first background layer all over the Lana Vanguard silky sheet put on with a soft spongey 4 inch roller. I used Mars Red, touch of prussian blue and lots of white acrylic inks with cerulean watercolour:





2) Here I am at my working bench in the little upstairs studio, showing the colours I had chosen for the painting and my original photograph and how I was adding the figures colour by colour using quite soft water colour brushes. size 3 and 8 making them much larger and closer together:




3) Here's a close up of the boy and his blue surf board reflection after I had removed the masking fluid:



... 4) and finally a close up of the main wave showing all the colours I put into the water.



IT WAS FUN!

6 comments:

Anita Davies said...

LOVE the colours in the water in that last photo Joannie....These are going to look so good hanging all together.
Any chance of you posting a pic when they are all framed, side by side?

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you for showing us the progression on this painting, Joan. The waves are beautiful and I love the bright colors against the background. This painting is full of life and movement. Super work!

Vicki Greene said...

I can certainly see why you are pleased. The reflections and the waves especially are wonderful.

travelingsuep said...

Fun - what art is about, isn't it?

Teuvo Vehkalahti said...

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Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for all the supportive comments and it is so nice to have a link to an artist (photographer) in Finland. I have checked out your blog Teuvo.
Anita - I'll put them altogether when we get some sun and photo them outdoors.