Specializing in abstract oil painting.
I hope my work is as much of an escape for the viewer as it is for me
when I create it. I paint to find my way out of myself and into the reaches of some other space and time.
Sometimes the journey introduces me to some odd character that may come out of some demented story or into the spaces
I use color
as the main characters in most of my work with the supporting cast of line and texture. For me, there is
rarely a finished piece without all three playing major roles. Each of them needs to pull their own weight
in the piece and hopefully set up enough tension to keep the viewer interested in what is in front of them.
When working I turn the music up loud and lose myself
in the work. I don’t always have a plan and when I do, the plans don’t usually work.
What ends up happening is I keep pushing the work until it goes (usually kicking and screaming) into shape.
Please ckeck out my page at http://www.mnartists.org/work.do?action=list&rid=219627 to see more of my work.
For more information, send your questions, comments
or ideas to Jonathan@jonathanfossstudios.com. For issues that are of particular interest to the the community, we may publish (with your permission) your
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