Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

W16 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 055 SQ SM One of my favorites, the Floral Horse!

Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set.
(Below are links to others previously posted.)

2016 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 002a 2016 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 007 2016 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 016 2016 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 020 2016 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 029 2016 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 036 W16 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 054The many layers, above.

Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for grey) was used in each
of the Carousel horse paintings.  In this case, I used waterproof Noodler’s Lexington ink 
to add dimension to a “white” horse, and to paint the background carousel image, above.
(The blue is the Fineline Masking fluid.)  Most of the ink was painted before
any watercolor was added, but in this case, I cam back in with grey at the end
and contoured the belly and legs, and finished in the tail and mane,
which I thought I would end up painting in watercolor.
(Video of grisaille techniques is in the works.)

W16 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 042 SQFloral Horse is my name for this image. The detailed images of the flowers on the horses reminded me of Mason Monterey
furniture, right.  In real life the painted flowers on the horses and the garlands
are stunningly complex, created from many layers of colors. One reason to save these
historical carousels (besides the memories of so many — past — and the possibilities
to share those with today’s children — future) is experiencing a lovely
well-crafted carousel rather than the cartoonish plastic rides of today: they were SO beautiful! The garland I placed at the top is derivative of the pattern on the inside upper scenic panel: mirror, shields,
and floral patterns. On the carousel the centers of the flowers were light bulbs!

W16 8 RO Jantzen Carousel Floral 044Bright prancing Floral Horse!

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These images are donated to
raise money for Restore Oregon
at the Restoration Celebration, November 11th, 2016.

Restore Oregon’s page on the Jantzen Beach Carousel has a running list of updates on
the carousel, but I found a couple of other pages that really delighted: Carousel HistoryFriends of Portland Wooden Carousels (also talks about the false rumors…), a general history of the Jantzen Beach Park from pdxhistory, and the page on the ghost children!

Previous Building Images Completed:  Upper Sandy Guard StationWong Laundry Building; Uppertown Net LoftRivoli Theater;  Fort RockJantzen Beach Carousel 1 Chinese Water Serpent; Jantzen Beach Carousel 2, Grapes.

Cold Press watercolor paper, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Lamy Al-Star and Pilot Parallel pen with De Atramentis Document black ink
and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink;
White Uniball Signo pen, Fineline Masking;
Sennelier, Holbein, QoR, M.Graham, and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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10 Responses to Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    Katie, I love the carousel horse! The bright colors and flowers make this stand out as exceptional.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your process photos. That was really interesting.

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