About the art: Strangely In-Between is acrylic over gesso'd wood panel. Many layers, some thin and some thick. Liberal use of water bottle with sprayer and squeegee. The hair is "drawn" with a paintbrush taped to a long wooden stick, which facilitates lack of control and a looser stroke. In our family, there is something called the "Baleja Nose" (a strong, ethnic, somewhat bulbous appendage) which I love to put on my female portraits. This one is clearly no exception.
Withdrawal is oil over oil. A painting underneath, meticulously over-controlled and without movement or abstraction. Painting on top of the controlled piece allows scraping through to expose some under layers, along with a sense of composition to detour from, allowing the abstraction without losing the gist of it. This technique was so satisfying that I may just purposely paint some controlled pieces just so I can vandalize them later!
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation