Contemporary painter Jane Clatworthy works in oil and cold wax medium. This medium allows her to create thick impasto layers and thin glazes within her paintings.
Layering, veiling, excavating and revealing are processes used in much of her work. Whilst building a painting the artist becomes engaged with the work in a way which she likens to a conversation with her canvas. What is needed for balance? Which bits are too noisy? Where does it need some drama? Whilst this is occurring Jane finds that the mood starts to appear on the canvas.
Recently Jane has become more focused on colour in her work and she tends to let this lead the way when starting a painting. Editing and composing as it develops until she has an understanding of what it needs.