Jennifer Rasmusson

Contour

Contour
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30, $2700

Cerulean Overlay

Cerulean Overlay
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40, $4100

Suburban Patterns

Suburban Patterns
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30, $2700

Cobalt

  Cobalt
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 36

Gold Crown

  Gold Crown
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40

Antiquity Blue

  Antiquity Blue
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40

Speak In Whispers

  Speak In Whispers
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 72 Diptych

Looking Out

  Looking Out
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40

Evening Echo

  Evening Echo
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40

Morning

  Morning
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

Daffodil Dance

  Daffodil Dance
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Daffodil Mannerisms

  Daffodil Mannerisms
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

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Artist Statement

Painting is a conversation.

I may have an idea of what I want to say but there is a process of give and take between myself and the marks on the canvas… there are always unexpected turns.

My textural, painterly works examine ever-changing relationship in life.

I work on a body of five or more paintings at a time.

Working on these paintings together I begin with quick layers of acrylic paint, allowing me to build up texture. In some works I will apply a plaster scratching back and painting over again. These first layers always show through somewhere in the finished work. They are where the conversation begins.

Next I draw with charcoal, oil pastel or pastel, these marks will not be the final drawing, there are many times during the work to draw again. Drawing is coming to shape conclusions.

My favorite part is oil paint. The rich creamy texture and luminous color begin to tell the real story. The canvas and I understand each other and are better for the conversation we have had.