INSPIRATION

 

Jennifer Emily is inspired by nature. She’s inspired by vineyards and gardens and historical sites within nature—life in all its forms. But it’s more than that. It’s about mood and emotion. It’s being intensely affected by light and colour. It’s sharing a moment with a subject, urging it to reveal its hidden miracles. 

It’s the need to preserve this moment in time. 

 

 

When a subject picks Jennifer Emily to capture its beauty, she can see its shape, its inner secrets. Butterflies flutter in her stomach, the nervous excitement making its way to her head and hands. This nervousness leads to a sense of calm as she calls her core strength to focus on the moment. Her tools are at hand. She shuts off the world to paint. It’s where she is happy and content. It’s a connection to nature, a need to see its essence, and it’s part of who Jennifer Emily, the artist, is.  

 When a subject picks Jennifer Emily to capture its beauty, she can see its shape, its inner secrets. Butterflies flutter in her stomach, the nervous excitement making its way to her head and hands. This nervousness leads to a sense of calm as she calls her core strength to focus on the moment. Her tools are at hand. She shuts off the world to paint. It’s where she is happy and content. It’s a connection to nature, a need to see its essence, and it’s part of who Jennifer Emily, the artist, is.  

 

 

It’s impossible to explain creativity. 

It’s like asking a bird “How do you fly?” 

You just do.

 

Eric Jerome Dicky

 

TECHNIQUE

Jennifer Emily specializes in a technique called impasto. Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is applied to the canvas in thick strokes. The acrylic or oil paint is usually thick enough to create visible brush or palette knife strokes, and the paint can be mixed on the canvas to create vivid colors and three-dimensional textures within the layers. When dry, this technique grants the subject the illusion of dimension, as if it’s coming out of the canvas. Jennifer Emily selects subjects that will be enhanced by this technique. It harmonize the painting in a calming and beautiful way.

 

 

Another technique used by Jennifer Emily is called grisaille. While a grisaille is a painting executed entirely in shades of gray or another neutral colour, it can also be used as an underpainting for oil or acrylic painting. Jennifer Emily uses this technique in preparation for glazing layers of color. The process allows for three tones: light, medium, and dark; allowing shadows and depth to develop between layers. 

 

 

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