Sunday, February 15, 2009

Playing Tag

Solitary Path

This is another one of the many studies I've done using transparent colors.  It's unfinished and I intend to leave it like that because it's merely a stepping stone for learning.  The sky is laid in with hansa yellow light.  After drying completely, I used a glaze of Indian yellow to give a glow.  It's amazing what using transparent colors can do if one is patient enough to allow the drying process before putting another glaze on top.  (I use Liquin original with the paint as a medium.)  I do have problems with being too impatient for the drying process sometimes, though.  So I've learned to start several small studies at some time.  That way, I'm always busy.

Onto the title of this post.  I've been tagged by Karen Phipps!  It's an honor for me to be tagged by her as she's one of my very favorite artist bloggers.  Karen is a true artist, heart and soul.  Just visit her blog, if you haven't already, and you'll see what I mean.  She gives wonderful insight into the creation of her paintings with the hows and whys.  And she does plenty of plein air work no matter what time of year.  Even in the middle of our Chicago winters!  

The rules of tagging are as follows:

1.  Put a link in your post about the artist that tagged you.
2.  Write 5-7 unusual things about yourself.
3.  Tag 5-7 other bloggers and let them know.

There are so many wonderful bloggers I've had the pleasure to read about and view their work.  Some of the following are the ones I'm tagging:

Laura Wambsagans does sensitive landscapes and portrait work.

Faye Christian Phillips uses joyful colors and compositions.  Also inspirational poetry and prose.

Maggie Latham is a multi-media artist whose paintings simply glow.

Judith Reidy just had an article published about her mist paintings.

Fabio Cembranelli from Brazil has beautiful watercolors.

I'll be posting my "interesting facts"  next time.  In the meantime, I can't wait to see what Karen has to say!


Cara Dawn Romero said...

These recent studies are really wonderful - the glow you are achieving is remarkable.

Jala Pfaff said...

Beautiful study. Are you not tempted to add ANY opaque paint? You have a lot of willpower not to... :)

How long does it take for each transparent glaze layer to dry?

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Janelle,thanks for tagging. Your work is awesome, I'm honored!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Cara, Good to hear from you. You've been on my mind. Thanks so much and I hope you're feeling better.

Hi Jala, That's the main thing. I find it hard not to use any opaque paint. Sometimes I only use transparent paint. Other times I use naples yellow or titanium white to a transparent color for the lights in the painting. Each glaze usually takes two days minimum. I love your questions!

Hi Fabio, I think your watercolors are absolutely beautiful and show a fresh style. Thanks for getting back to me!

Karen said...

Thank you Janelle for your very kind reference to me. I appreciate it, and I look forward to your tagee facts (they're tough, aren't they?)

I'm really enjoying reading about these paintings...I love the study of the materials so much.

I like your system of having a few going at once...I can imagine how much patience you must need while one dries. Can you use galkyd or something like that as your medium to speed the dry time? What medium are you using?

jeannette stgermain said...

Janelle - thanks for commenting on my blog - look at my (flower)Celebrity Collection (blog of January) sometime - it's not my usual style, but seems more popular. cheers, jeannette

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Karen, I've been putting my tagee facts off. Oops, I better get on that. Yes, it is hard because I can't imagine what would seem interesting. The medium I'm using is Liquin original. I never thought of using Galklyd. Good idea!

Hi Jeanette, I'll definitely be checking out your blog in the future. Thanks so much!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Hi Jenelle,
Only YOU could pull off a yellow sky and make it work. This is a beautiful painting, a glowing sky!

Loriann Signori said...

What a beautiful golden glow Janelle! Thanks for sharing your interesting methods as well. Only transparents? What are the colors on your palette?

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Loriann, Thanks for your kind comments. The other colors are sap green and shale by Vasari. I did mix white with the shale to get the greys. If you really want to get into the transparent process, check out Deborah Paris's blog. She's the master.

Chuck Dilmore said...

Just lovely - thank you!