It might be a response to the world. Or maybe a way of working through to the words I long to have. Or just a delicious journey of destruction.
Whatever the reason, there are more to come. And once you get started down this rabbit hole, there is no stopping.
About the art: beginning with a black gesso'd canvas, loosely sketching a portrait and building the layers in oil paint. Moving the paint with squeegee and rubber brayer, then back in with more layers of detailed definition and shadowing. The final layer is mixed with a generous helping of Liquin to keep the paint very wet. Moved horizontally with squeegee and wedge.
Want to see it in action? Head over to Instagram.com/jenjovanart for a video