Sunday, November 25, 2007

New Paintings

Wandering Dreams - original triptych by Jessica Torrant
Acrylic on three 5" x 7" canvas panels, 2007
The other night I got some new supplies and today was the first day in a while that I got to do what I love - PAINT!!!! Don't get me wrong, it's fun playing with Illustrator, but painting is my true love, it always will be and that's just the end of it. :)

I started by opening up my brand new pack of canvas panels. They are packaged in threes and it just felt natural to lay them out before me and begin to create a composition using all of them. The tradition of painting triptychs is ancient, and it's always interesting to me how this translates across time into and beyond modernism. It works. Because as we all know, three is the magic number! :)

I am eager to get back to work, but this was the first set I finished so I had to post it here and on Etsy ASAP. Back to painting I go! I'll post more as they are completed.


Anonymous said...

These paintings are wonderful! I think that Illustrating is fun too but just like you painting is my true love. *HUGS*

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Elis Cooke said...

Hi Jessica I love love love these 3... maybe sometimes time spent in another medium is a good thing... this is what I tell myself too lol as painting is also my 1st love and the most Zen for me... but I think each thing we do creates growth and a new perspective so I am starting to accept that variety is good :) namaste Elis.