Cola CreekJanine Etherington
Acrylic, collage on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
48 " h x 60 " w x 1.5 " d |11 lbs. 0 oz.
A hot steamy summer day draws me to the creek where the light is dappled and petals are falling and following the flow of the water. This piece emerged slowly with multiple layers of transparent color over thick paint and small bits of collage. I also used metallic gold and copper in small patches to liven the surface.
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.
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