'dancing' jelly fishes painting



"dancing" jelly fishes, acrylic painting  - FOR SALE -


in memory of my recent beach vacation i painted a canvas with a scene of three dancing jelly fishes. originally i had a greater variety of colors in mind for the color scheme, but it ended up being a white/ aqua/ teal/ ocean blue colors, using a light and dark contrast for the main effect. another effect (that didn't pick up on the photo) is the glossy vs. matte effect. the jelly fished are textured and glossy while the darker blue water is non-glossy.
i'm not sure how the colors in the painting appear on your monitor, it was hard to photograph it even though i used a white balance.



this here was the in-between stage of the painting, i somehow like it as well. it's fun and abstract and reminds me of painting with watercolor. but i often have this urge to finish up a painting or drawing with a lot of detail, so i kept painting away. i'm thinking of making another similar painting where i hold myself back and plan on keeping it abstract.

so this is what i did over the weekend.  what did you end up doing?
linking up with amanda's "weekending" post.

(p.s.: don't forget to enter our giveaway that ends on tuesday!) 

11 comments:

Imene Said Kouidri said...

Lovely and busy weekend. birthdays, dinner with friends, pool and naps ;o)
i am looking forward to a quieter week!

Darcel {the mahogany way} said...

Um, ok, so your blog is pretty fabulous. The jellyfish paintings are very nice. The colors are bright and pretty, but not overwhelming. Thanks for stopping by to check out our weekend. Isn't the beach great? I just love it!

sylvia said...

as you know i have a crush on jellyfishes!!
a scene i will never forget is in the Georgia Aquarium... these are awesome. i think i prefer the more detailed (finished) version though!

Swanski said...

lovely shades of blue!! Such a happy painting :)

amanda {the habit of being} said...

love that blue - so calming!

Tracey said...

You have been blessed with such talent!
I saw a few live ones this weekend, I like yours much better! :)

barefoot mama said...

ooo...I love that blue...so relaxing!

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

Very nice!! We have several of my husband's jellyfish paintings hanging in our entryway -- love the blues you've used here!

Marianne said...

These jellyfishes must be even more impressive on the canvas. Great work!

Jen said...

LOVING your painting especially the colours

Reshma at masalamangomantra.blogspot.com said...

wOW! That's a really beautiful blue!

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