In March 2020 I committed to creating 30 small paintings in 30 days on canvas and on paper, exploring various attributes that I could discover by adding a product called Cold Wax Medium to oil paint. The practice became a flow of creative explorations with no predefined outcomes, and more of a state of curiosity, asking myself "how will the paint respond if I try this or that?" I sought to have an understanding of the way paint would move across the surface of the canvas (paper), to not be in control, and leave allowances for happy accidents that cause an appreciable interest in a painting.
I was looking for organic visual effects and suggestions of patterns and designs that we see in nature. The experience was powerfully informative! I came across many happy surprises, and felt lost much of the time as well.
What does an artist do when the world turns upside down? She paints. I was already involved in this experimental painting project when the global pandemic began to more quickly unfold; my challenge was to paint 30 paintings in 30 days during the month of March. I was exploring the effects of cold wax medium mixed with oil paint, and creating small works on canvas and paper. Some days it was hard to work because of the unprecedented grandiose circumstances circulating in the news and in my community. Ironically the collection conveys a sense of hope and peace, characteristic of my style. I paint with an emphasis on color, and I find that doing so lifts my spirits. Color gives me a dose positivity and expresses my love of life. Presented in this blog is the first series of 10.
Each painting is available, for sale and ships free in U.S.A.
Stay tuned for a future release!!
Donations from proceeds will be made to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to