Featured Artist Jill Krasner

Artist Jill Krasner’s paintings are both abstract and symbolic, with architectural and figurative details that emerge from the images. Discover more of her expressive art by visiting her website.

 

“Adobe Views” Watercolor on 140# Cold Pressed Paper, 22” x 28” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Adobe Views” Watercolor on 140# Cold Pressed Paper, 22” x 28”

 

I like to work in series, so I typically have four to six substrates prepped and ready for me to work on in my studio.  My substrates, cradled panels, canvas or 300lb cold pressed paper, are covered with Utrecht’s heavy professional gesso.

 

“Autumn” Mixed Media on Cradled Panel, 12” x 12” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Autumn” Mixed Media on Cradled Panel, 12” x 12”

 

After it is thoroughly dry (24 hours plus), I use various mark making tools – graphite, pencils, inks, stamps – on each substrate and select a limited color palette for the series.

 

“Plateau” Acrylic on Canvas, 19” x 32” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Plateau” Acrylic on Canvas, 19” x 32”

 

I prefer working with transparent, fluid inks and/or acrylics at this stage of my process. As each painting emerges, my work becomes more directed, less intuitive, and the image develops.

 

“The Flutter of One Wing” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 30” x 22” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Flutter of One Wing” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 30” x 22”

 

Painting is my way of telling my narrative – the history of my life.  As I work on each painting, I expose something intimate about myself.

 

“Layered Geology” Mixed Media on Cradled Panel, 12” x 12” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Layered Geology” Mixed Media on Cradled Panel, 12” x 12”

 

My architectural abstracts reveal my need for a rooted life and my fascination with the layered and complex terrain of my world.

 

“Reflections” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 22” x 30” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Reflections” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 22” x 30”

 

My figurative paintings represent my continued commitment to the strength and independence of generations of women.

 

“Tropical Tensions” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 28” x 20” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tropical Tensions” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 28” x 20”

 

Most recently, I have begun exploring abstracts that, at first glance, are unrestrained – free-flowing splashes of color dancing spontaneously across the canvas. On closer examination, intricate details become visible – symbolic shapes, delicate structured lines, intense color juxtaposed against negative spaces.

 

“Tidal Basin” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 22” x 30” by artist Jill Krasner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tidal Basin” Mixed Watermedia on 300# Cold Pressed Paper, 22” x 30”

 

I try to keep my narrative subtle; an undertone that inspires the art, but leaves the final interpretation to each viewer.

 

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Comments

  1. These are all so expressive. Tidal Basin is my favorite.

  2. Hi Jill, I love your work. Congratulations! Layered Geology is my favorite.

  3. Interesting and unique art! I appreciate your color and composition and the little insights into your process too!

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