1. French Dirt – oil, cold wax, French oxide pigments on panel; 20 x 16 in.
2. Starry Night – oil, cold wax, Japanese silver leaf on Arches oil paper; 14 x 11 in.
Places I’ve been – Places I’ve never been
Spanning several mediums, my work encapsulates places I’ve been, places I’ve never been, places that I long to go to.
Because I rarely paint from reference material, I often step back & wonder….”where did you come from? ”. Working from my imagination and subconscious images both photographed & observed, these abstract bits of terra firma mysteriously spring forth.
Once begun, my paintings seems to take on a life of their own. During the journey, I sometimes have to wait for it to tell me where it wants to go. It’s a delicate pas de deux where I simultaneously need to be in command and out of control. -Jeanne LaCasse
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