oil on canvas
My art work is an impressionistic expression of still life, landscapes and figure subjects. As you can see, I enjoy painting a wide variety of subjects and I am open to any subject that captures my interest.
Figure and portrait subjects have always held a high priority for me, always offering a challenge to capture the spirit and character of a person. It is always there to be discovered and expressed by the artist.
My still life paintings might be described as contemporary realism as these are often more detailed and textural than other work. Recently, I have been incorporating a simplified, uncluttered foreground and background to emphasize the color and texture of fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Travel destinations over the past years are a favorite subject. Unfamiliar places that are new to me provide stimulation and a fresh interest in painting. Architectural elements often intrigue me in a setting different from the United States.
Energetic brush strokes and the palette knife technique give a strong, painterly impact that I enjoy with all painting subjects. I love the texture that is achievable with oil painting. Interesting, exciting color and light effects, regardless of subject matter, keep me challenged and excited for always yet another painting experience.
Communicating my impressions and ideas about this wondrous world through my artwork is a tremendously exciting and rewarding lifetime endeavor.
© 2017 Jill Musser
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