Luscious leap. Throw caution to the wind and dive in. I'd been thinking of the happy anticipation before jumping into things, both physical and psychological.  I applied the paint in a number of ways in this piece; thickly and spread with a trowel, also in a very fluid way so it would drip, and finally very lightly and smudged to look misty.

- Janine Etherington

Luscious Leap

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

60" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
11 lbs. 0 oz.



Janine Etherington
Eugene, Oregon

Getting to Know Janine

Janine’s abstract artworks are created with measured doses of both intuition and analysis. “My work develops as a series of calls and responses,” she says. She adds color, letting gravity pull the paint around. She then responds to the direction of the composition with additional marks, adding and subtracting. The incorporation of recognizable forms, specifically letters and numbers, indicates the influences of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg on Janine’s work. Janine is also inspired by listening to jazz music. She is a musician herself, and plays in a local Zimbabwean marimba ensemble when she’s not painting.