Friday, 25 February 2011

Trouble at Shark Rock

Shark Rock (work in progress)

OK, OK, the post title doesn't indicate more brooding gloominess. It's just a wry nod to old movie titles, but also indicates something that went wrong with the painting today.

I was back at the Club for a Friday change of faces, not really expecting to finish this painting. Progress was good, however, and I like the way it's going. But I made the mistake of trying to change the colour of the sky from blue (too much with the rock also being blue) to a kind of yellow which would echo the orange in the foreground. Too late, I realised the yellow was picking up the greens in the trees and before long there was no yellow, just a yellow-green.

Not to worry. The new colour will make a useful base for more work next week, when I expect to easily finish the piece.


Kevin said...

Can't see the one-armed man. Or was that Bad day at Shark rock?

harry bell said...

He's in the bushes, looking for his arm.

Casey Klahn said...

This painting has a great presence.

harry bell said...

I'm pleased you think so, Casey. The rock itself has great presence, as has the area - it's the eerie Blawearie - and it can be difficult to get that into such a small canvas.