Monday, May 04, 2009

wax on, wax off




Horizon Line 2 - Acrylic on 24" x 36" canvas, 2009
Available at http://www.jessicatorrant.etsy.com/


This piece has had so many incarnations, but I'm pleased with the final product, though it's much different than I had expected. Lots of layering on paint and then wiping it away. I've been experimenting with various approaches to get the textural effects to pop. I'm in that mode where I want to consume paintings, hungry for more knowledge and experience. It's a thrilling feeling but I have to be careful to not get burned out. It's a very physical process and I'm focusing so intensely - it's exhausting, but in a good way, like a day at the beach. I'll be back at it tomorrow - time to relax and unwind for the night. Take care.

3 comments:

Mary said...

Jessica, I love this painting and I think textures suits you so well. Keep it up!

Jessica Torrant said...

Thanks Mary!

Sylvie Van Hulle said...

Jessica, this is a wonderful piece.
It's so true that painting is a very physical process which takes a lot of energy. I have the same feeling when I paint, I really have to take care to not burn out at the end.
It's finding a balance between work and relax, very difficult for me.