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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sprinkler Final

I am calling this done as I just cannot take it much further without losing the small details in all the cogs. You might not be able to see all of that detail as it is truly very small but I do not want to put too high a resolution up here because of theft. Hopefully you can see it well enough. There were many problems to overcome in this painting. The biggest for me was that the sun was overhead and I was not going to have much for shadows...usually I like very strong shadows. I could not have them on the wall behind as it would have been too dark and I would have lost all the mechanics on the sprinklers. I decided on this and hope that it works well enough for everyone. I have UND and North Dakota on one license plate as that is where I gradutaed from college. I have one showing Minnesota with a "B" for Bemidji where I am from now. I have a small tag hanging down which is 3=20 which is my birthday. I usually try to add things that make my paintings more personal. Now I can move on and start a new painting which is already to go!
This painting is 9 x 30, watercolor and is titled "Waterworks" Thanks so much! Janie


Mary said...

I love your latest work Janie. I looked forward to seeing the painting each time it progressed wondering where you would take the work of art. Finally, when you mentioned that you were ready to do your background I wondered what would I do? I always fret over that part of painting what to do with the background. I loved your choice. The finished painting is really beautiful and the background was a nice surprise! Mare

Deborah "Deb" Jeffrey said...

Hi Jane:
thank you taking us along on your journey through this painting process. I love they way you finished this painting -- it is most excellent! And, I love the way you not just painted a painting, but made it personal.


Phyl said...

Hello Jane,
This is really a thoughtful painting. You should be very pleased with this one!

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you Mary, Deb and Phyl! I appreciate your comments. This was tough because it was such a different way for me to paint but I am trying to step out of my comfort zone for awhile and is nerve wracking! Thanks for standing with me and holding me up!