This painting was created through a process of layering inks and dyes on rice paper and canvas. It is coated with a UV protectant and covered with art resin to enhance the hues and give it a glass effect.

It was inspired by the song "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum, released in 1967 and later covered by Annie Lennox.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Jill Concetta

Whiter Shade of Pale

inks and dyes on rice paper on stretched canvas

Signed on front

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 0 oz.



Jill Concetta
St. Paul, Minnesota

Getting to Know Jill

J. Concetta received her MA in Design from the University of Minnesota where she studied color theory under great artists. One professor, Marian-Ortolf Bagley, often said that a painting must work in all directions to be truly unified. So J. would test works by hanging them upside down, and in each direction. J. sold some paintings in Minneapolis after graduation, but went on to manage the ink and paint department of an animation studio. The intense hues of the inking technique, along with Paul Klee’s use of transparent color, strongly influence her current body of work.