domenica 14 luglio 2013

dry dock iii - anchor chain


©  JANE MINTER 2013

"anchor chain"
dry dock iii
56 x 76 cm
Fabriano Cold Press 300g/m2
watercolour based on a series of my reference photos 
  
Traditionally anchors and anchor chains are removed from boats and laid out on the dry dock floor ........I'm working on a series of studies and paintings exploring dry docks .

With "anchor chain"  I was inspired by  Nicholas Simmons techniques in "INNOVATIVE WATERMEDIA" DVD  by Creative Catalyst Productions

with special thanks to Nicholas Simmons      
  

29 commenti:

ann @ studiohyde ha detto...

This is incredible Jane, I love it :)

Crystal Cook ha detto...

That is very cool Jane! I love the spot of red. :D

Sadami ha detto...

Hi, Jane,
Thanks for the lovely work and wonderufl info.
Cheers, Sadami

AK ha detto...

Love this kind of work. Requires a real creative mind to turn such subjects into a painting.

Liana Yarckin ha detto...

this is so, so, so cool! I am so curious to check out the link.

Lorraine Brown ha detto...

This is a great painting Jane, looks like it must have taken ages to complete??. Will check out the link (no pun intended)

Cynthia Schelzig ha detto...

I love this grid style work and I love painting chains and ropes. ohhh and I see the size ....I bet it looks great in person at that size...wow!

Lisa Graham Art ha detto...

Such an interesting piece Jane and so much detail. Well done!

Polly Birchall ha detto...

Quite incredible!

Pat ha detto...

What can I say? This goes beyond outstanding. It speaks to me of boats, the sea, hardship, heartache and so much more. I absolutely adore it!

Sergio DS ha detto...

Un motivo aparentemente sencillo y sin embargo muy complejo de realizar.
Enhorabuena.

Feliz semana.

JANE MINTER ha detto...


glad you like it ann :) thank you

crystal many of the chains are painted marking the fanthom lengths so you know how much chain you have put down ...this chain caught my attention ... many thanks

hope you raised lots of money with the charity event sadami ...do check nick's link .

thanks for your kind comment ak i love this type of subject too .. i have wanted to paint it for some time .

hi liana good to see you ...i hope you do ...thank you


lorraine thank you :) it's a very good link ! it took a while ... i worked on it in stages over the last two weeks.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

cynnie many thanks ...so many incredible textures patterns and rhythms in the boat yard .

lisa there isn't much detail challenging to paint ...might try painting it again ..thanks.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

polly still looking at this one ..needs some refining ...it has given me some ideas to work from ...thank you

pat thank you so very much for your creative words and encouragement .

sergio thanks ...i tried to simplfy the complexity ..have a good week

Judy ha detto...

It looks like a lot of work, but oh so beautiful result!

Sandra Busby ha detto...

What a great subject! tricky though I'll bet - I can imagine it would be easy to lose yourself in all those links! :0)

Chagua ha detto...

Muy interesante esta serie nueva. Saludos

Christiane Kingsley ha detto...

How absolutely fascinating, Jane. I love it.

Laura Moore ha detto...

Wow that is different for you Jane. Fantastic. I bet your eyes went funny with all those circles... ;-)

Cora ha detto...

It looks complicated to paint. Great result.

Anamaria do Val ha detto...

Very interesting, Jane, and very different from your usual subjects!

renate ha detto...

Dear Jane:) You made some beautiful chains. I love this subject and you did a great job! Hugs:)

suzanneberry ha detto...

THIS IS AMAZING JANE!!!! one of your very best! and that's saying a lot!!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

judy sandra chagua christiane laura cora anamaria renate + suzanne thank you all for your lovely comments we sail alot as a family ..i've helped re - painted alot of hulls . i love the boatyards . i've taken many photos over the years so hopefully slowly i will paint a series ... i was asked how i painted it on fb ... It's a complex subject to try and paint so I tried to simplify it ..... basically I used alot of masking fluid ...there are just two washes with minimum detail .
I drew free hand and masked a few sections of the chain then added the initial wash ... when it was dry I painted the red section of the chain and added some detail
I left it for a week to dry then I re - masked and masked the additional links in the background ..... I made a second wash ...instead of waiting for the wash to dry completely to remove the masking fluid I decided to try and remove some of the masking fluid to soften the hard edges whilst the painting was still damp ...definately could refine what I did .
many thanks to nick once again .

Irina Rekhviashvili ha detto...

It looks and sounds (in the above comment of yours) like completely different experience for your manner and inclinations)). I like very much that you try new routes and inspire to do the same.
But still I like so much your cloud-breathing watercolor sketches.
And thank you for visiting.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

you're right i love sketching ... will keep experimenting ... thank you irina

Floriana Quaini ha detto...

Ciao Jane,
bellissima idea e realizzazione!
Trovo che sia di grande effetto e mi piace proprio tanto!
Ciao, tanti abbracci, Floriana

cathyswatercolors ha detto...

looks so real! quite a departure from your always wonderful work (this included).

JANE MINTER ha detto...

ciao floriana grazie mille ... glad you like the idea ...have a good holiday abbracci j

cathy thanks for looking there really isn't much detail ..i was given lots of masking fluid ...so i'm enjoying using it :)