Thursday, February 5, 2015

We Have A Winner

Thank you ALL so much for your kind comments on my guest blog post!  The response was overwhelming, and I wish I had a set of Golden paints for each and every one of you.  But I can give you a couple of downloadable "handouts":
THE WINNER IS... Christine Jermyn in Toronto.  Congratulations, Christine!  E-mail me with a shipping address and I'll get the paints out to you.

Meanwhile, since I can't do a blog post without some kind of image, I'll show you what I'm working on in the studio: a series of "pieces" (really, they are just experiments) exploring all-over atmosphere, color, texture, without strong contrast of any kind.
Well, this one has a bit of contrast, but really soft edges.

I like the really monochrome aspect of this one.





I like these last two, but they stray from my initial intention of being mostly monochrome.  Will keep experimenting. We may do a series like this (with all technique demos) in the Abstract Painting workshop.  But you could try it on your own.

Thanks again for all your terrific comments on my guest post.

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations to lucky Christine! A wonderful prize. Your atmospheric pieces would make great backgrounds to some really stunning paintings.

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  2. I'm so happy! Christine is a good friend of mine. I must call her right away :)

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  3. Jane - Thank you very much for picking me as the winner. It's a great prize to win. I've just emailed you my contact info. :)
    Jo Murray - Thank you so much for your congratulations. I do feel lucky today. :)
    Colette - I love hearing from you, but I particularly loved hearing from you today. xo

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  4. Hi Jane - love love these pieces! I know most people would call them 'backgrounds' - but to my eye, they are gorgeous and completely stand on their own. And, I will be honest and say that these abstract atmospheric pieces are quite similar to my own paintings - so of course I would love them.

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    1. Hi Melanie. YOU are an inspiration for these pieces! So I am glad they resonate with you. I started them for one of my online classes (we'll be doing a lesson that involves all-over unity in 100 Drawings), but then I got kind of interested in exploring the possibilities of all-over atmosphere/texture. The challenge (for me, which you do so beautifully) is to make it interesting, compelling to look at, something that draws you in. For me it is a lot easier to create "punch" in a piece by contrasts. This all-over thing has to draw you in by other means. Really interesting. THANKS!

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    2. I am happy and touched to have inspired anyone and especially you. I think they are very interesting, in a different way having removed line & shape, you are still left with texture, color, value and pattern (albeit subtle). I find it more interesting the more subtly there is.

      Note: I can't figure out how to add a pix here… I will send it to you via email.

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  5. congrats to Christine! Jane I really love the soft and reflective qualities of these painted papers!

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  6. Thank you for the articles, you are so generous. Love the atmospheric paintings, can't wait to try them in class.

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  7. Congratulations Christine! Enjoy!
    Jane, thank you so much for the articles!

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  8. Hi Jane - love the colors in the top piece. What did you use? Thanks.

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    1. Quinacridone Gold, without which I can not seem to make ANYTHING, and various versions of turquoise. Try it. I love this combination.

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    2. Sounds yummy! Will have to try it. Thanks.

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    3. Hi Jane - Who makes Quinacridone Gold? Many thanks.

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  9. May be edible? Sooo yummy:) Laura

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