Illumination II – Jane Stoddard

$2,200

Illumination II
watercolor
by Jane Stoddard
24” x 17”
$2,200

 

Description

Illumination II
watercolor
24” x 17”
$2,200

Jane Stoddard
East Amherst, NY

I begin using my own photographic reference, editing for composition and developing a value sketch. I choose a subject based on strong composition and shift in values. I have never used Photoshop or a projector. Every painting begins with a free-hand drawing on vellum paper, which I transfer to 400# cold press Arches paper using graphite paper. I layer and glaze, working in sections to achieve rich and dark luminous passages with strictly transparent pigment. Being an artist has always been my passion, even when all I had to work with was a box of crayons and poster paper.  I am most happy when I am involved in the creative process and always look forward with anticipation to my next painting.