I like the challenge of sketching while what I am looking at is rapidly changing. I don't make gesture drawings from the figure anymore, I draw the open road (and also the traffic and cars) while someone else is driving! I usually start out kind of tight, and then as the rhythm of the road embraces me, my sketches become more gestural and take off into abstraction. You'll see, and you'll also see that I have fun drawing cars!
I like the open spaces of the West and when I moved to New Mexico (from NYC) I gradually got "out of the box." Prior to my move, my work focused on the still life. Here in New Mexico, I began working directly from nature and focused on rhythm and movement in my painting. I am primarily a colorist and my studio work for the last 10 years, while abstract, is still in response to nature.
When I was an art student at Pratt Institute (with a major in graphic arts), I loved sequencing images. The Sketchbook Project appealed to me because it was an opportunity to create a sequence using some of the sketches I have made over the years.
To see more of my work visit www.janeshoenfeld.com. My work is represented in NYC at the First Street Gallery. If you are in Santa Fe and would like to take an outdoor art class, please visit www.skyfields.net and to visit my studio, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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