“Western Isles of Ireland" by Jeannette MacDougall
artist: JEANNETTE MACDOUGALL
WESTERN ISLES OF IRELAND
16" x 20" Mixed Media gouache, cold press ground and cold wax on Venetian plaster & birch panel
"I am an Artist-Painter on a gypsy sojourn. I seek the solitude of the landscape; content to travel the distance through my work to capture what I long for; a sanctuary in nature. I come away with what I can carry in memory and inspiration.
"I am a contemporary artist who works in a multitude of mixed-paint mediums. My process culminates in the studio, but the joyful inspiration comes from seeking out a piece of the landscape that stops me in my tracks. Like a hunter I observe what is hidden. It is in the underbrush and the dark beauty in nature that appeals to me. Dead limbs, fallen trees are evidence of our impermanence. Perfection is unreal, but the imperfect is perfectly beautiful. I build fresco-like paintings in plaster on birch wood panels which can handle the distress of marred surfaces. The application of various layers and removal of pigment is not unlike an excavation. I search for the undiscovered strata beneath the surface only to leave it be and carefully move on to new ground."
— Jeannette MacDougall
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