Janne Robberstad

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Wayfarer 013

By spotogspindel | August 13, 2010

A lighter palette this time, quite the opposite of the warm base. I wonder how this is going to work out…

The start, adding layer after layer of acrylics mixed matte medium, to make them see-through (translucent? is that the right word?)

Oh, this stage can last for hours and hours and it´s so frustrating and un-pretty and I always want to give up. Luckily, I know, or at least I think I know, that it will work out all right in the end, if I DON`T give up. It´s a good thing they invented all those audio-books to keep my mind on something else.

Good news! After having heard every single audio book at the library, someone tipped me the iTunes has audio-books. Hallelujah! I´ve already heard Bill Bryson´s book “At home”, a domestic history about everything from when they invented doors in houses (!) to the first tattoo-gun, which was invented by… hold on to your hat: Thomas Edison! Bet you didn´t see that one coming, huh?!

And back to the boat: I did manage to get through to the point where it´s beginning to be real fun painting. There´s always that point, when you can look at it and think “This isn´t so bad after all, I think I´ll pull through”. I´m still not finished, but I´ve gotten enough details in  for it to be great to return to and finish.

Oh, and what is that funky white shape, you say? It´s the sunlight coming in through my window.  So if nothing else, this painting is at least sun-kissed! 🙂 That´s bound to be a blessing, right?!

Topics: Art, Technique | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Wayfarer 013”

  1. Lacy Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 01:55

    the water is mesmerizing! so beautiful!

  2. indigorchid Says:
    August 15th, 2010 at 16:27

    Great painting! I thought the sun-spot was part of the painting.. Maybe it should be? I really like the turquoise undertones, and the crispness, and the translucency. It is lovely!