Nancy Jones - stop T
4 Lauder Rd, Oro-Medonte / Tel: (416) 272-6386
Artists Website: www.nancyjonesart.weebly.com
GPS: N 44° 30.721 - W 79° 36.922
GPS Decimal (Google) 44.51202, -79.61537
I am fortunate to have a home studio in Edgar, Ontario and I hope you will visit my studio during the tour, in person or virtually.
I have spent many hours in the studio this year. I was unable to offer classes during lockdown so I began a book club to learn about famous artists and movements. Each month we complete a painting in the style of the artist we are learning about. We share these paintings over Zoom. These activities have taken me “out my artistic comfort zone”!
Each week we explore a certain reference, such as a wetland or forest, portrait or still life. We meet to share our work via Zoom. It is fascinating to see the different artistic interpretations of the same subject matter. It is inspiring.
I have been experimenting with watercolour and pastels. I was originally a watercolour artist but ultimately I came to love painting with acrylics. It has been energizing to experiment with watercolour again. I am also enjoying adding pastel to the image.
Watercolour is a much more challenging medium when compared to acrylic. Watercolour is immediate because once you put the paint on the paper there is no correcting the stroke. Acrylic paint dries quickly and mistakes can be corrected.
When painting with transparent watercolours the light colours are usually applied first and the dark values put in at the end. When painting with acrylic the dark values are applied first building up to light colours.
I am drawn to paint in an abstract manner and I am always trying to simplify my interpretations of this wonderful planet. My paintings reflect my experience of the world and I enjoy sharing them with others.