JAN FORDYCE PAINTINGS
In the Studio
©2015, Jan Fordyce, Ripple Swirl, 24x48 oil on canvas $3000
This painting shows the close up view of water ripples, patterns, movement and reflected color. The water reflects the landscape, and becomes abstracted into shapes of color and line. The ripple swirls outward touching on what is yet unseen to the viewer eye.
©2015, Jan Fordyce, Wave Ripple, 40x40 oil on canvas $3500
In this painting the wave pattern takes over as the design element for the moving water. The aspect of the close up view and the pattern plays more in an abstract way and yet the idea of water is apparent. This painting was challenging and complex to paint, and as many paintings do took its own direction through the process of paintings.
In the Studio
What is a studio?
A place an artist lives when working.
A place of inspiration, frustration, analyzing, deep thinking, making connections, intuition and years of work up to this moment.
A place to be in the creative mind.
A place of happiness, this is what I am suppose to be doing, creating, and saying something meaningful.
What is necessary?
Space with light and enough room to walk back and look at the artwork.
Tools of the trade for a painter: an easel or surface to work on, a palette, brushes, paint, solvent or water, storage and ventilation.
The studio journey.
In the beginning an artist might start creating art at the kitchen table, in the garage or a spare space. As the need to work becomes greater a separate space is needed leaving the work up, and coming back to it. The studio space may evolve from a spare room to a studio space outside of the home or apartment. It can be a place of its own, sometimes shared with other artists. It can be connected to a gallery or co-op space. The artwork is now serious and the designated studio space becomes a place to go to work.