Here in Portland (malarkey headquarters), we're feeling the sun on our faces as spring explodes all around us. We're feeling the warmth of community as our little neighborhood becomes a haven of dog walking smiling people who have slowed down their lives. We're feeling the glow of good citizens patronizing the local businesses at a safe distance (online and walk-up carry-out) and the occasional patron who leaves a $1000 tip to help keep the doors open (yep, that happened right here in the friendly PNW). The thoughts created by these feelings are pretty darn good, and a perfect healing balm of hope.
Which, when mixed with paint, creates a lovely glazing material. Just sayin'.
About the painting: Beginning with a grayscale underpainting with a lighter horizon and darker "saddle", adding progressively heavier layers of color. Primary tools used include the esteemed rubber wedge and a palette knife, with a smidgeon of paper towel and dry brush. Chopsticks used liberally throughout.
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation