Sunday, May 9, 2010

Moving Right Along

Last week I showed the start of this painting done with a transparent underpainting. I wiped out the lights with a Viva paper towel. Since then, I've added a thin layer of indiathrone blue/white mixed with liquin. After that dried, I added a thin layer of naples yellow/white.
Here's yet another thin layer of brown pink/hansa yellow/white scumbled in various places on the painting. I'm building the layers of opaque paint in the sky and water first before I begin to touch the trees and reflections.
The above painting is a 12x12 study. It's almost finished, but not quite. There still needs to be some additional layers in the sky and water. But I thought I'd try to work on the study first, since it's more comfortable for me to work out the kinks on a smaller scale before moving larger to the 24x24.

13 comments:

neetzy said...

I love painting #2 just the way it is! It is fresh and spontaneous! Love the colors. They are different combos that I've never tried!

I'm working on a very similar scene at the moment. The water way is smaller, just a creek. There are lots of spring greens as well.

Betsy said...

I'm still loving this reflective painting! I think the cooler tones speak to me...just lovely! Fun to see it in stages, too!

Happy Mother's Day, Janelle! :)

Celeste Bergin said...

great looking glowing painting!

Caroline said...

It is so interesting to see how the painting is being built up. It is looking lovely Janelle.

Judith Reidy said...

I enjoyed watching you develop your painting.

Karen said...

Love the process shots! Thanks for posting. I admire your patience Janelle! :)

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Neetzy, Some people like the underpainting just the way it is. Maybe I should stop there (hah). I'm looking forward to seeing more of your paintings!

Hi Betsy, Thanks, Betsy! And Happy (belated) Mother's Day to you too!

Hi Celeste, Thanks, I appreciate your kind comment!

Hi Caroline, I'll be posting more progress on this one. I know that you know all the different layers involved!

Hi Judith, Thanks for your interest and tuning in. Appreciate it!

Hi Karen, Patience? Sometimes I want to tear my hair out :) Thanks for the encouragement. It means a lot to me!

Anita Johnson said...

Dear Janelle,
I found your blog through Betsy at My Five Men. Your work is just beautiful. I have been sitting here looking at your beautiful landscape for the last half hour! The Summer Solstice Painting really caught my eye. I look forward to visiting your blog again. By the way, my son and his wife live in Glen Ellyn and we were just there this weekend for my other son's graduation from Wheaton College. Small world!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Janelle, I think the beginning stages could pass for finished paintings! They have a wonderfully fresh feeling. Your great sense of composition never fails to amaze!

Paul C said...

I enjoy these dreamy landscapes.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Anita, I love Betsy's blog, don't you? Thank you so much for checking out my work. Your son and wife live in Glen Ellyn? Small world. Now I need to visit you at your blog!

Hi Diane, Thanks for the kind words. I feel that way about your work every time I drop by. Your paintings are always so fresh and beautiful!

Hi Paul, Thanks for stopping in and leaving a nice comment!

willow said...

Every stage is just gorgeous, Janelle. In fact, I rather like the impressionistic stage in the second photo. The water looks just like glass!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Willow, Thanks for coming by. I just read your post on pink torture devices (ha!). What a blast from the past! Yes, thank goodness for blow dryers!