Monday, 19 April 2010

Water's edge studies



My views of the Atlantic Ocean continue to hold a fascination for me.  I love the different shades of blues and turquoises that appear depending on the light quality.



These views are at the water's edge in Flatrock and Pouch Cove and I'm working out my pastel kinks with them.  The subtleties of values is what makes water visually appealing and believable to me.  Trying to capture that on paper isn't always successful.  These are more of works in progress than finished pieces, as I feel my way through waves, foam and rocks in this medium.

9 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

You're really finding a niche with these which works well in terms of both use of media and aesthetics (do you know how many time my fingers didn;t want to spell that word!)

Sarah Wimperis said...

I love the delicate tracery of foamy veins in the wave on the second one, really well done

Julie Broom said...

I'd happily give either of these pride of place on my wall. You've really captured the subtleties beautifully.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Lovely work Jeanette!
ronelle

Jeanette said...

I'm having fun playing with shapes and colours with these pieces of surf Katherine. Its a bit like putting an ever moving puzzle together.

I like that one too Sarah. I still have more work to do on the first to get it to where I want it to be in terms of shapes and colours.

Water is endlessly interesting to watch or paint Julie. Thank you.

Thanks Ronelle/

vivien said...

that second one catches the tracery of foam around rocks and the swell beautifully

the shadow under the wave doesn't yet read as well in the first - but it's coming on nicely

Laureline said...

I particularly love your exploration of these liminal area between land and water.

Lindsay said...

Me too. Your colors are used to a really great advantage!

Starrpoint said...

I am enjoying your work and can see a lot of progress.