Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I'm really getting excited about this painting! I've added more colour and have started adding whites to the whitecaps. Years ago, I saw a painting in the Montreal Museum of Fine Art - I can't remember the name or the artist but it was of a woman swimming. The colours of the water in that painting fascinated me. I've tried to put them in this one and I'm really happy with it so far. It's kind of like ..... Calypso, Goddess of the Sea, in Turmoil.

I love water and I really relate to this one. It's really got part of me right inside that painting!

Here's a few shots, starting with the piece to date. Please note that I'm shooting these at 11:00 pm with lighting from those little energy efficient bulbs. The colours are not showing very well so I'll shoot it outside tomorrow. The browns are a rock that the water is splashing on to. (I really wish the colours would show up!)

The next one shows how flat and wrinklefree the rice paper is now that it is ironed and mounted.

The next part is my favourite part;


Ann Buckner said...

Deb, I am finding your process quite interesting. Love the froth of the wave and the interesting shapes

RHCarpenter said...

It's so gorgeous, Deb!!! Love this look. You have found a great outlet and there is rolling, tumultuous waves that could speak to so many of us right now - for the water, the rolling, the tumult! ha ha I think this is one of your best pieces (although it would be hard to choose a favorite from your paintings).

debwardart said...

I'm finding this process fascinating! I've marbled (once!) but cannot imagine it on rice paper. One of these days I'll give it a try.

Cindi said...

wow this is really looking good deb.. you look like youre having so much fun now that you have time.. woo hoo.. will be back to see how this comes out..

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann, Rhonda, Deb and Cindi! Thanks for the comments.

Ann, it was fun painting all those interesting shapes. Marbelizing is a great way of being given heaps of interesting shapes.

Rhonda, lol, sure could speak to so many of us. I don't think it's my best piece now that it's finished. I'm not liking it so much now. I'm posting it right after I catch up on comments.

Deb, it's lots of fun and the rice paper gives such great texture to work with. I'm sure you'll love it when you try it.

Cindi, I have much more time but this last weekend was the Apples and Arts Studio Tour and talk about exhausting! But fun. I'm posting about that, too, after I catch up here.