E. Jane Stoddard
Medium: Painting
I begin a painting by developing a value sketch. I choose a subject based on strong composition and shift in values. Next is a free-hand drawing transferred to 400# cold press paper. I layer and glaze, working in sections to achieve rich and luminous passages with transparent pigment. The past few years of my life have been filled with great heartbreak and joy. Throughout it all the one thing that remained constant was my painting. As my journey continues the narrative of my work is changing but my use of detail to describe my story remains constant.