Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Trouble With Light

The Trouble with Light is This...Each day I return to work on this oil, it looks completely different. This means it evokes other thoughts and ideas which makes me approach it differently. I awake thinking I know exactly what it needs and what I'm planning to do only to be greeted by something alien as if it's been replaced sometime in the night. My easel is in the same position. The weather has been consistent. I'm beginning work more or less the same time of day. My coffee is the the same...
I realize most painters experience similar phenomenons, but as further proof, I've taken several shots to show it as it has appeared in as many glances.

The Unknown The Unfinished
Oil  on Canvas
12" X 16"
by Rachel Jones

The Unknown The Unfinished (detail)
Oil  on Canvas
12" X 16"
by Rachel Jones

The Unknown The Unfinished
Oil  on Canvas
12" X 16"
by Rachel Jones

The Unknown The Unfinished
Oil  on Canvas
12" X 16"
by Rachel Jones
I think the third is the closest...today anyway. RJ

Friday, January 17, 2014

Introducing...





My latest....I PLAY OUTSIDE. The weather patterns have created enough drama regardless of where one lives. It keeps some of us indoors, others angry, and even more depressed. I began to think of times of no matter what the weather...it did not keep me (or most young ones with less paranoid parents) from playing. We'd come in drenched, muddy, snow in crevices, noses red and runny, breathless but always with a smile on our face. I have a few finishing touches/adjustments, but I'm going outside to play if only for 10 minutes.
I Play Outside
Oil on Canvas
10" X 10"
by Rachel Jones

I Play Outside (detail)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Final and New

This will be the Final Chair for a while...
I believe. Who knows.
R.Jones
New oil painting in the works.
This is the dead layer I'm
trying to get right.
R.Jones


I've been Making Portrait Dolls lately of friends
and 'what they do' that makes them them.
Here they are in their state of undress.
So many projects at the moment...the one good thing
about being stuck in due to chilly weather.
R.Jones