Subject Tags: stalactites, stalagmites, red and blue, purples and reds, reds, red, blue abstract, blues, blue and yellow, yellow, detail-oriented, details, detailed, detail, cave, caves, acrylic, abstract landscape, colorful abstract, abstracts, abstract painting, abstract expressionism, abstraction, abstract art, abstract, cavernous, cavern, caverns
Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This piece started out as a study for another painting. I had painted a base layer testing out a method and added several layers in that same mien acheiving a slight texture in several areas. Coming back to the paintings the next day with fresh eyes, I began looking at this piece with interest. Incredible patterning had taken shape making me think of stalagmites and stalactites like in cave outcroppings. The painting really came together for me when I noticed the people within the "cavern". I added several more layers on top of the bright yellow layer then began adding the many hours of paint pen detailing to complete the piece.
Frances Jemini grew up watching her graphic-artist mother create art out of paper, cardboard, fabric, oil paints - you name it - and has thus tended towards artistic interests her whole life. It led her to study architecture at Virginia Tech, which is where she began creating acrylics and mixed-media artwork. Her style has been described as expressionist abstract centering mainly on the use of bold colors and deep textures and reflects her strong architectural background. Currently residing in Athens, Georgia Frances has also been greatly influenced by the local artist scene and enjoys incorporating avant-garde materials into her work. Her multimedia designs and artwork consist of found materials including cardboard, sheet vinyl, plastic, old credit cards, string and junkyard metal.