Jan V. L. Fogel - Mixed media
on paper, canvas and wood
I have always felt the need to be creative and I believe that comes
from being from a family of creative people. From a Grandmother
making fashionable hats in Tatum, New Mexico in 1915 to my Mother,
the most important of all, instilling in me the desire and ability
My works on paper are made on 140lb. "cold press" watercolor paper
that I cover with layers of glassine and acrylic mediums to create
the textures and translucent qualities. I use acrylic paints
sometimes adding bronzing powders or metal leaf for metallic
effects. The paint is applied with brushes and palette knives and the
pieces are often scraped and reworked many times.
Though my work is nonrepresentational, I suggest content through
formal devices such as line, color, contrast and repetition.
Occasionally, stenciled flowers sneak in. Pastel and paper collage
are other tools. Acrylic varnishes finish the piece.
My most recent works are painted on wood panels, allowing me to work
more aggressively in the application of mediums. I do not always have
a plan or vision when I begin a painting. I am attracted to the
process of layering mediums and colors, only knowing a painting is
done when it feels right.
© copyright 2009 - all rights to the images are retained by the artist