Paint, paint, glorious paint,
Nothing quite like it… ’cause digital it ain’t!
(With apologies to Flanders and Swann)
A wee detail from my recent “Leaping Orca” watercolour painting. It’s amazing how much “information” paint can pack into a very small area. I love it 💙
© 2018 Jenny Chapman
Leaping Orca (orcinus orca), 8th April 2018
Despite the misleading popular name “killer whale”, the orca is actually the largest member of the dolphin family. Orcas are quite often seen in the Hebridean waters off the west coast of Scotland, and more frequently off the north coast and around the islands of Orkney.
The art work is finished, but the masking or extension of the edges for reproduction in different formats is not yet finally resolved, as always…
Original art work created with Winsor and Newton professional water colour paints, supplemented with body colour (white gouache), Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils and Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils, on Fabriano Artistico HP watercolour paper.
All illustration work © Jenny Chapman, MacAvon Media
This painting ©2018
Work in progress: Leaping Orca
5th April 2018
(Scottish Highlands artist’s studio series, no.2)
Things tend to get a wee bit messy as work advances, especially for a subject as dynamic as this one 😀
Compare with the relatively calm earlier stage of this work…
Note to budding artists: this is no way to treat your paintbrushes, unless you can afford to buy new ones frequently…
And there is still plenty more work needed – I underestimated the time it would take to finish this painting.
The final illustration will be posted soon… I hope!