Thursday, 6 May 2010

Blue Jellyfish Number Three


Having sold the previous two blue jellyfish paintings really quickly, I decided to paint a third. Once again, it is painted in watercolour on paper. This time I managed a flawless wash - no mucking about with it to spoil it's smoothness! The jellyfish was then lightly sketched in using a blue watercolour pencil in order for all pencil lines to disappear once touched with paint.

The central frond (I wonder what the technical term is?) was painted in a wet mix of ultramarine, cobalt and a deep rose with salt dropped on whilst it was drying to cause an interesting texture. Finally, the dark body and tentacles (again, is that the right term?) were painted in a mixture of violet and indigo.

I really enjoyed painting this - if it sells, I just might have to do some more! This painting will be in my Etsy shop shortly.

8 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

That is the best one yet. Love it!!! Have to go and check your Etsy shop NOW. :-) xo

soggibottom said...

I find jellyfish mesmerising and love to watch them. So I find your painting very true to life. No wonder you have sold them x x x

Jessica said...

I love the floatiness of it, you've captured that very well. It's a lovely painting.

natural attrill said...

Really beautiful.
Penny.
x

Sallie said...

Lovely!

Boomka said...

I can't believe how real this looks. I just saw Avatar and they have these floating jellyfish type flying thingies like this in the air. They aren't real... but this is!

Sue said...

That's so floaty! Lovely!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Caroline, I really like 'Blue Jellyfish Number Three' for the sense of space and fluidity of shapes and paint - it's very effective and pretty. Lesley

PS Like your bargain find below too!