Wednesday, July 22, 2009

See Jane Paint. Paint Jane Paint.


I love Jane DeRosier's work. LOVE it. I am lucky enough to own several pieces and they always bring me joy. With Jane's help and encouragement I put together my KC Willis Collage Camp a few months ago and that has changed my life...literally. I found Jane's paintings a couple of years ago on Ebay and what started out as a artist/client relationship has become a friendship I wouldn't trade for the world.

Jane has a huge following around the country (and the world) and she is famous for the faces of the women she paints. Her angels are truly amazing and are snatched up as soon as she posts them. I participated in her past workshop called Creative Textures and was blown away by her generosity in teaching all her mixed media techniques.....well ALMOST all her techniques. She has never shared the way she paints the faces of her women.....until now! Here's where I walk away from the keyboard and do a little happy dance around my chair. Now mind you I will never in a million years be able to paint a face with the beauty and complexity that Jane does...but I can dream can't I? I'm a collage artist because I can't draw....a thing. But I am a lover and a student of art history and am an artist because I fell in love with painters. I don't look at mixed media art in my spare time...I look at paintings. Jane's are amongst the yummiest morsels in my diet of paint and canvas.

Soooo...let me take the platform of my blog and lead you directly to Ms. DesRosier's new tutorial site called Somethingtomake.com. It's a new site, so there are only a few classes up, but there will be more. Might I suggest, that even if you can't paint, but want to see the magic, that you purchase this video class. If you can paint and want to learn the trade secrets of an amazing artist...might I suggest that you purchase this video class.

Get where I'm going with this? Good.

3 comments:

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

That painting you posted is reminiscent of Bottecelli's Venus (on the half shell). It's the tilt of the head and the flowing hair, I think that makes me think of this. Funny when you see ghosts of artists past. I do like her style-it's sort of Virgin Mary meets folk art.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You would trade it for the world...really?
smile
Don't mind me...I'm a geeky proofreader.
Jane is talented, Very Talented. Thanks for introducing her to me and, probably, others.

Halo Hill said...

I found her blog through yours, and you are so right! I LOVE her work. (You know how I am about angels and saints anyway). But her work takes my breath away.

Wow.

Sheila