Monday, January 9, 2012

Listening to the Quiet


Many new ideas seem to be coalescing into positive directions for my work and I am gently and patiently allowing them to take form. It is a slow process -- but I am cozying up to slow, to small, to quiet. I am in Winter Mode.


FallEquinox. 800 x 800 x 72 dpi

Fall Equinox, 24” x 24”, 2011, gold leaf, tissue, found paper, acrylic paint on stretched canvas.


I’m envisioning Fall Equinox as the first of four paintings that will explore the  two equinoxes and two solstices as moving energy. It’s the first painting I have completed and it’s allowing my experience in surface design to find a different expression.

_DSC5271 800 x 800 72 dpi

Pages 7, 18” x 18”, 2011, gold leaf, spun polyester, acrylic paint, fiberglass screening. SOLD.


This is one of several small works that are studies for larger pieces. I offer them for sale at my open studios that are part of First Fridays at the Hungerford Building.


  1. I love Fall Equinox. You have managed to achieve a luminous quality - something that has been rather elusive for me. I love the play of lights and darks, and the 3D texture adds to the shadow play.

    I've been playing with acrylic paints, too, and I'm intrigued with the ability to create texture using gel mediums. It allows "real" texture as compared to the faux texture I create on cloth.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your paintings!

  2. Jeannie,
    I really like this new direction of yours. Very, very deep!

  3. These are wonderfully rich Autumn/Winter pieces. I love your new work Jeanne!

  4. Enjoyed your description of where you are with this work. "The Quiet" is an important experience and your work is showing that.