Jean Plough

Jean Plough
Ephemera, 22" X 22", acrylic paint & oil crayon on canvas

 

 

Oasis , 52" X 52", acrylic paint & oil crayon on canvas
Red Figure
Red Figure
Jean Plough
Acrylic Paint & Oil Crayon on Canvas
18  1/4"  X 25   1/4"
2022
 
What inspired me:
I was working on this as an abstract painting that I started about half a year ago made from a used palette. One day a figure suggested itself to me, and so I drew it on the painting with red crayon. I am inspired by shadow images I see before I go to sleep, and by the gestures of figures, real and in photos.
Orange Crush , 50" X 50", acrylic paint & oil crayon on canvas
Equilibrium, 38" X 38", acrylic paint & oil crayon on canvas
Red Spindle, 13" X 17", acrylic paint & oil crayon on canvas
Bright Path / Apex , 30" X 30", acrylic paint & oil crayon on canvas
Golden Kite, 40" X 40", acrylic paint and oil crayon on canvas

During the pandemic, I spent time each day outside looking up at the sky. Clouds appeared and then were gone. Sunlight moved, and light changed from moment to moment. Everything was transitory, and couldn’t be held on to. Afterwards, I often experienced a feeling of wellbeing, and I would begin a painting. Ephemera comes from the Greek word ephemeros. It means something that exists for a short period of time, or occurs only once. These paintings represent something fleeting and elusive.

solo exhibition: