12" x 9"
Oil & cold wax on cradled wood panel
The vessel series continues with the oil and cold wax paintings. I can't seem to stop making them nor the little "bubbles" that surround them!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Monday, February 4, 2013
60" x 36"
Acrylic on canvas
This big boy is going into a show at ArtHouse that opens this week. I'm the featured artist along with a very talented sculptor and printmaker, Taylor Gutermute. The show is called "Insights Beyond Form" and is multiple-medium non-objective work. I'm an intuitive painter and have been struggling with the never-ending "when do I stop?" bug a lot as I'm getting ready for the show. Part of me wants to add more to this piece but I fear if I start making changes I won't stop and to be honest - I like this the way it is. The colors work; I've got my light and dark values in check; and there's enough mystery/intrigue to suit my fancy. The shapes remind me of olives and martini glasses - hence the name.
My apologies for yet another crappy photo (taken with my iphone) - I just ordered a new Panasonic Lumix ZS20 with a Leica lens and I can't wait for it to arrive. I'm NOT a photographer but I'm desperate to take better photos of my art!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
|30 Paintings in 30 Days|
by JJ Jacobs
I'm proud to say I've completed my first 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge and I can definitely say this will not be the last! I learned so much from these paintings, and after putting them all together in this wonderful collage made possible by PicMonkey I can see that a true style has begun to emerge for me. Below are a few "stats" from the challenge I thought might interest you:
-- I seem to be drawn to circles (for me, they are a symbol of wholeness and/or completion) and I utilized them on nearly 100% of these paintings (if the circles aren't part of the painted design, they are in the texture underneath the paint).
-- The favorite color used on over 90% of the paintings seems to be lime green - more specifically the chroma-dense "Green Gold" by Golden Acrylics (my preferred paint brand!)
-- The painting with the most "likes" and views on FaceBook was "Fallen" - the first floral painting in the challenge
Here are a few things I learned about my work:
-- I seem to have an affinity for non-objective work though there are a couple of landscapes and floral paintings thrown in for good measure.
-- Towards the end of the challenge I decided to try my hand at some small works on paper and used 140-lb Fabriano watercolor paper with acrylic paint and graphite. I enjoyed working on this substrate and am definitely going to continue the color studies and works on paper!
-- During the challenge I was introduced to Micron markers which are wonderful archival permanent marking pens. I decided to see what they'd look like with the acrylic paintings on paper, and came up with a bold look that I'm going to explore further. (See "Roller Coaster" below)
Stay tuned for more JJ originals coming soon......I'm in the process of painting several large paintings for a show at ArtHouse that opens February 7th and will be posting photos as they are completed.