View Full Version : Dawn Fisherman... a finished wip

02-09-2007, 03:57 AM
For those of you who followed my "yellow" wip please don't get scared and run off thinking this is a repeat... although in MANY ways it is:lol:

I can't remember who recently posted the "Watcher" painting with the pelican but it inspired me and I thought I could combine them. So grab a cup of joe or an adult beverage, buckle your seat belts and hold on, it's a fast and wild ride...

I started this around 7pm and finished? around 1am, starting out on a gessoed 18x24" stretched canvas, I applied various shades of yellow and white..
added in some basic cloud shapes with a pale rose

a little more work on the clouds and some land masshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Feb-2007/78160-dawn_fisherman_008.jpg
I hate the ugly stage! I fiddled and tweaked the land some then added in some basic foliagehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Feb-2007/78160-dawn_fisherman_015.jpg

Went to town with a liner brush and fan with various shades of green for the grass

02-09-2007, 04:05 AM
aaahhhh YES finally a variation! Needed some wisteria and flowers

a close up of the "flowers"

And the "almost" finished
I'll try for a better shot tomorrow if the weather cooperates and prbably tweek a few areas as well but right now my eyes are crossed from all the grass... Im not real happy with the pelican, I started with a pale sky blue, then some paynes grey and finally a wash of burnt and raw umbra

02-09-2007, 09:17 AM
Doc, I do so like that background and the wisteria is a nice touch in the middle ground. Adding the pelican adds so much more depth. Way to go!

02-09-2007, 11:33 AM
I truly love how you put it all together. I really like the colors and the pelican. It would never occur to me to start with that yellow background. But it sure works out doesn't it. Well done.:clap:

02-09-2007, 06:22 PM
thank you both for commenting. I do like working with bright and contrasting colors

I tried for a better shot outside, not sure if it worked or not
and a close up of Peter Pelican

I think I'm going to make the stump wider and add some highlights to the water but we'll see

02-09-2007, 09:17 PM
I can't do this quite yet Doc but I'm trying.Love the pelican!

02-10-2007, 01:56 AM
Nice, loved yellow & this one is super with the addition of the Pelican :clap:

Mark Newton
02-10-2007, 02:12 AM
Lots of interest in this one Doc....I reckon you've been copying the kind of stuff I do....:wink2: Good old Pelecanus eh!....always a good subject..I can tell you I've painted a few of them in my time....sheesh! Nice work Doc.

02-10-2007, 05:58 AM
Thanks Taz and Mark, Id like to give the pelican some more detail but Im not sure how to go about it, Im really not steady enough with a brush, perhaps a fine tip permanent marker?

Tony I think you can! A lot of my work is from my head but theres usually a place or maybe a couple of places combined that I picture in my mind, then it's just a matter of figuring out how to make it appear. This is probably the 5th time Ive done the same basic scene 3 times in yellow at least one in blue and one in red that got trashed as well as a couple of smaller pieces that are pieces of the same scene or with some other variations

Lady Carol
02-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Doc, excellent composition. I think you need some colour variation in the water. It will reflect colour from the landscape as well as the sky.

02-10-2007, 01:56 PM
All in a days work , Doc! Looking good, we'll call this your yellow period, LOL!
Looking good!

02-10-2007, 03:44 PM
ACK!!! Tone down my yellow?:lol: :lol: TY Carol, your absolutely right..

hmmmmmmmmmm, my yellow period... perhaps I should go buy more yellows...........:evil: :cool:

02-10-2007, 10:46 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Doc:clap: :angel: I like changing my style.Still searching for one actually.Ah well...I have time and paint so ...:lol: