Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sunrise, Again

Oil on Canvas

This painting is finally completed.  It's taken a very long time because I'm still learning about the tonalist process.  Another reason it's taken so long is because it's a much larger painting than my original study which was only 8x10.  To see the study, check here.

Of course, the more I keep on this path, the more I learn.  And the more confident I become with the process.  I need to work on some more large canvases, since I'll be the solo artist displaying at Glen Ellyn Public Library in September.  But for now, I'm taking a summer Fourth of July break out at my brother-in-law's farm.  Nothing but swimming, hiking and listening to the frogs.  Have a great Fourth, everyone!


loriann said...

Janelle, Your use of the glazing technique is becoming more and more masterful each day. Beautiful painting.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Janelle,
Once again I find such satisfaction looking at your amazing paintings. I can't wait to see your show!

Judith Reidy said...

I truly enjoy your work. Even when I am tired and should shut off my computer, I always stop to look at what wonderful piece you have created.

I have always be intrigued by the tonalists. My mist pastels are really tonal works. I have been working on turning the series into oils for ease of transport reasons.

Your glow in so believable. keep up the great work.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Beautiful work Janelle. Love the misty effect the glazing produces.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Janelle, wonderful texture and light . There is a sense of solitude here, as a place of freedom (a sense of solitude, not loneliness). Well, hope you understand...Love your work, it's very very inspiring!

Celeste Bergin said...

well...these are just getting better and better...five stars!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Loriann, Thanks - Wish I could be as productive as you!

Susan, Thanks, I need to start seriously working on those large pieces!

Judith, Thanks - I went from pastels to oils too! I love your mist paintings!

Sheila, Thanks - The glazes are a fairly new process to me. Pure fun!

Fabio, Thanks! I wish I could tap into the well where you get your imagination for your own paintings!

Celeste, Thanks! Love those paintings you just sold. Awesome.

willow said...

I love this piece! It has such an old masters feel to it, so rich.

Good to know, by the way, that I'm not the only person who has actually seen a ghost!

neetzy said...

Enjoy your break. Enjoy your show! Your painting is beautiful! I have never tried the "tonalist" approach. Painting is such a wonderful ambition. Every time I go to the easel I learn. Isn't it wonderful that we can get lost in the process? I thought I would like to paint today, but decided I needed to just relax. I'm not sure if that was the right decision.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Willow, I loved your post on the ghost encounter. Yes, I did see a ghost once. It didn't scare me because it was only my dog. If I had seem a man, I would have screamed too!

HI Neetzy, Yes, it's great to get lost in the process. Time just seems to fly. Enjoy your summer while it's here!