Monday, March 26, 2012

Watercolor WIP

Frank F. Penney
Frank F. Penney 2

Still working on this composition, these studies are larger than the previous.  They are  11x14
on 140lb. Strathmore w/c paper.  I will continue to work on various papers and I already have a panel all primed for an oil of the same scene.  It's a delightful place and I totally enjoy doing anything that is a challenge.  Happy Painting To All.

14 comments:

  1. these are very nice Joan. The top one particularly. It has a great feeling of time of day. Your lighting is great.

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much for noticing the lighting, that way my main interest.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Sensational Joan! I admire artists who persist with a subject AND try it in different mediums. You're hard work is paying off!

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    1. Hi Nora,

      Thank you so much for your support. It is so appreciated.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Lovely Joan! It's obvious that you put alot of thought and time into this project. Can't wait to see the oil as well!

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    1. Hi Sam,

      Yes, I will get to the oils eventually, so many mediums to play with, and having a ball. Thank you for the encouragement.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Very nice Joan. It will be good to see the difference you make when you do the same in oils. I am looking forward to your next update on this. Glad you are doing a WIP. :D

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    1. Hi Doreen,

      Thank you the encouragement. Got a little sidetracked, picked up floral still life in watercolor. Will get to the oils. So much to do.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Beautiful watercolor, Joan! Now I'm looking forward to the oil painting. Love the way you painted the house...

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you so much Hilda. Your comments are truly encouraging, and appreciated.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Un travail fabuleux que celui de vos aquarelles. Gros bisous

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    1. martinealison,

      Thank you so much.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Good Morning there Joan!.... These two watercolours have the earmarks of playful study and experimentation... which indicate that you are truly enjoying the process and freedom.

    They are equally joyful and playful to the viewers eye as well... simply because there is a lot of "You" in what is put on paper.

    Think of the scene before you as a still life in your studio. One of the cardinal requirements to creating a successful still life is to have the selected objects in the setup relate to one and other in some way. ie colour, shape, use in life, etc. That makes the viewer look beyond the image for image relationship.

    In short... you play with the viewer's mind.... bringing to the fore the most necessary trait in all art.... Composition. Since Frank Penney was a boat maker... and this his shop... why not overlap or draw closer together the shop and the adjacent boat (now separate) to create a relationship between the two.

    You are the artist Joan. Seize the opportunity to step out and say whay you want... and not merely copy what is there. I believe that this step will grant you much more satisfaction... and will become a vital part of your new grow and direction as an artist!

    Just one Friend's suggestion... to encourage !

    Good Painting!~... and Happy Spring Joan!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Dear Bruce,

      Thank you so much for your suggestion, I see it and understand what you say. Now all I have to do is apply it, hopefully I wont mess it up, if I do, it will be better in my next attempt. Thank you Bruce.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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