The making of a whale

Follow me on Instagram to follow my progress on my newest Beasts series piece: a humpback whale diptych !   http://instagram.com/janemhoughton 

 The space where my Beasts series will hang come October: the Vip room in the Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA USA

The space where my Beasts series will hang come October: the Vip room in the Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA USA

 The progression of mixing just the right color for the whale's body. I'm going for a sea glass and sea weed palette! 

The progression of mixing just the right color for the whale's body. I'm going for a sea glass and sea weed palette! 

 the first under layers for the whale piece. It is a diptych on two 36" square panels

the first under layers for the whale piece. It is a diptych on two 36" square panels

 under coat of the polkadot seaweed pattern  

under coat of the polkadot seaweed pattern  

 I am determined to get the eye right. It's incredible how human a humpback whale's eye is! 

I am determined to get the eye right. It's incredible how human a humpback whale's eye is!