Original - Authentic - ONE OF A KIND - Expressionist Painting. By the artist: Janice Marie Alexander "Panny" - Nationally Published, Award-Winning Artist. Please make sure that this size (11X14 Inches) is perfect for the space that this painting will occupy in your home, office or business before purchasing.
The title of this artwork is: Lillian. This painting was created strictly from my imagination as are all of my portraits and is inspired by the beauty of the African American woman wearing a headdress and the graceful way that these gorgeous women carry themselves.The textures created by the brush strokes and movement of the palate knife in the background give a very interesting movement to the painting. This is meant to show that her spirit is alive, which is also seen in the lustrous, richly colored light of her eyes. When you look at a Vermeer, you see poetry on canvas. You see a deliberation that leads the eye to a focal point that he has chosen and you see a brilliance with light that is unmatched. You see what the artist is looking at in everyday life rendered spectacularly on canvas. With my artwork, everything comes from my imagination. ALL of my faces are uniquely created as I paint and nothing about the subject or environment is copied onto the canvas.
I draw upon feelings, emotions, past experiences and prayerful spiritual guidance to create my artwork. The focus is not on the subject in the paintings but on the viewer. The subjects in my paintings are almost always staring intently at the viewer and as you look into their eyes you will see the empathy in them connecting to your very soul. They have come from the spiritual realm to abide on the walls of those they connect with.Please know that in my paintings I do not use toxic stains to prime the canvas, harsh solvents when thinning paints, varnishes over the paintings or toxic chemicals. I use costly linseed oil, poppy oil and quality mineral spirits instead of turpentine or other cheap, harsh and toxic solvents to thin my paints and this gives them a brilliant and permanent brightness and shine. My paints are not edible but they are much safer than many types of paints. I do not need to go outside at any stage of crafting my paintings because the air that my sons and I breathe is safe. I care about my family, my customers and the environment very much. This way the paintings can dwell in your homes or offices with you and your family and not release toxins into the air that you breathe over time. Depending on how thick that the paint is applied to the canvas it can take up to a year or longer for an oil painting to fully dry and months for an oil painting with thinner layers of paint to fully dry. My paintings have been drying for quite some time. I do not list them unless the paint is dry to the touch. Since some of my paintings are impasto style - they will continue to fully dry over a long period of time.
In my impasto paintings, the thickness of the paint and how it is applied give the paintings an aliveness of movement. It is important to me in these impasto paintings for the viewer to not only see the subject matter but to experience that movement along with the vibrant colors.I truly believe that the textures, aliveness of colors, brush and palate knife strokes and materials used can significantly improve the viewer's experience with my paintings. An artist can create the illusion of texture with the brush stroke or that artist can make those textures a reality that can be experienced. I primarily paint on canvas with unfinished edges. My edges are unfinished because the paints from the artwork on the edges of the canvas tell a story. You can see what colors I began and ended with and how complex or how simple the color scheme is based on the amount of fingerprints and brush strokes of different colors there are on the edges. I get so involved in the experience of painting and creating texture within the painting that my hands often touch the paint and that paint transfers on to the sides of the canvas after I involve my hands in the painting and then grab different parts of the edges. The eyes of the subject are very important to me. They are the windows to the soul of that person that I have created.
Sometimes, I like taking a subject that has no dimensions or depth and then screaming at the viewer that they are really alive with their eyes. I do not use an easel very often. I hold the canvas when I paint to get up close and personal with the paintings. As for the paints, I mix every color that I use with linseed oil and mineral spirits if the color is darker and poppy seed oil and mineral spirits if the color is lighter. I mix each color separately on a plastic disposable plate.
I never mix my paints with the brushes because I get much more thorough control over the mixing process with a palate knife and also because bristles absorb too much of the paint when you mix with them and then when I go to paint, the paint is too heavy in the bristles and that detracts from detailed control of the paint. Because of this, my work-space is covered in paints, brushes, oils, palate knives and many plates. My paintings come to you sometimes with hardware attached and ready to hang on the wall or in some cases the hardware is not attached, but included. I do include a certificate of authenticity with the name Janice Marie Alexander and "Panny" as the artist and this certificate comes to you with all of my paintings.
Thank you very much for viewing and purchasing my artwork. ALL paintings will be signed by me with my nickname: Panny. No expense will be spared in packaging my paintings that will travel to you safely and securely.Whether the painting is mailed to a U. Please Note: Lighting plays a key role in the viewing experience of this original artwork. The colors are vibrant and intense in sunlight or artificial lighting shining on the painting. Thank you for shopping with Artistic Angels Corporation. Janice Marie Alexander - Artist and President. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "artisticangelscorporation" and is located in this country: US.
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