Beach in Fog

Hello everyone, I hope you have been well. I have been busy tending to everyday life with all its ebbs and flows and didn’t post as frequently as I normally do. I try to post on a regular schedule but I’ve decided that it’s OK if I have intermittent breaks.

A while back, I did a painting a for a dear friend’s birthday but I didn’t post it because I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Now the painting has been given, so here it is:

IMG_4575 “Brady’s Beach in Fog”, Oil on Birch Panel, 5″x7″

This painting was done after a photograph I took a few years ago. I was vacationing with friends and family near beautiful Bamfield, BC. I took this photo on my the first day spent on Brady’s Beach. The days that followed where bright and sunny and like most people, I love bright and sunny days but I also love the fog.

There’s something so quiet and comforting about fog. I makes me feel so insulated and safe. Harsh sounds feel muffled, the cold of winds kept at bay and one’s field of vision is enveloped in soft white. The fog seems to make the hard edges of everyday life, soften.

Thanks for visiting,

Jeannette

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“Winter”

As promised, here is another one from Seasons mini-series, “Winter”:
img_3854 I had the hardest time with this one. A kind of block~ I don’t know if it’s because I really don’t like winter. As I get older, I don’t seem to handle cold and dark very well.

Anyhoo, for me, the good things about winter are being warmed by a hearth, rest, hibernation and sleep. I wanted to show a blanket of cold over a sleeping earth:
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The hard earth below is done with many textured rocks built up into layers:
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Over the earth, is a dark stormy sky mottled with forming snow:
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And on top of the blanket of cold, through the veil of sleep, snowy sprinkles:
img_3857 The white striations remind me of stitching on blankets.

I hope you like this piece, I am satisfied with its overall harmonious and calming feel despite the stormy clouds.

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“Misty Mountains”

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Below is a mixed-media painting that I’ve been working on:
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This piece is acrylic and rice paper. The rice paper is collaged onto acrylic paint. You can see this in the misty clouds:
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It started out with an underpainting of darker colours and textures seen through this lower left corner:
img_3759 The rice paper as well as lighter paint for the mist were applied in layers.

My signature chop from asian-themed elements in previous pieces have evolved to look more like hieroglyphics here:
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I used darker paint to “stain” around the edge of the piece to give the painting more definition:
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I’m kind of undecided about this piece but I enjoyed working in this particular proportional format.

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