Thursday, September 24, 2009

Janet Fish

Two jars hot pepper pickles 1970, oil on canvas.
I studied Fish last year, but never did any still life studies to implement what I saw in her work.
Nevertheless, I love her glass and the seperation of colors. Edges are accentuated.
Even though she never influenced the way I paint at least on a conscience state, Fish has greatly influnced the way I observe, the way I see when I look at things with the purpose of drawing or painting them. She paints from life, but waits for ideal light on each section of a still life for example. She waits for this ideal nature light and paints it as soon as she sees it. Her work is not hyper-realism, but there is an exageration to it that couldn't be done in a photograph.

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