Thursday, March 27, 2008

More original art

Windows and Doors
Acrylic on 8 x 10 canvas panel, 2008

The Quilts of My Youth
Mixed media on 5 x 7 canvas panel, 2008

I can't express how happy I am to be painting again. It's been since before I left for Florida when I was working on the big commission - that was the last time I held a brush in my hand. In this past month or so I've focused more on digital illustrations and product development as well as designing my website (which still isn't exactly what I want, but it will do for now). That's all fine, and I guess for whatever reason I needed this time away (otherwise I would have been painting!) but the point is I feel REALLY good right NOW.

I am exploring these compositions with bold black lines - something I've been working with for years - instead of my more recent "boxy" paintings or drip paintings. Each style is "me", just in a slightly different voice or approach.

So anyway, Thank you to the gods of paint for removing this painter's block and freeing my hand and heart to do what I love to do most!



Anonymous said...

Wonderful post Jess! I'm sooo glad that your back to painting! I know how it get's when you get a block. I have been like that as well sometimes. Your work is so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Andrea and Kim said...

There is just nothing like it! Don't try to give it words...give it paint! I know I understand just how you feel, though!

I love these paintings you are showing...both are really wonderful and the titles are helping to tell a wonderful story each time!

Enjoy the Process!