Wednesday, 8 September 2010


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.



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.