Wednesday, August 25, 2010

12x12 Artist: Michael Jones

Michael Jones, Wash Day, Acrylic
Q: Tell us how you created this piece.

Jones: Wash Day is an original acrylic on canvas.  The canvas is an All Ways watercolor canvas.  The design came from an original sketch made years ago on my grandmother's farm, in rural Washita County

Q: How is this work similar to or different from your other artwork?

Jones: The painting is from a series I am working on in 2010 based on square painting supports, whether they be stretched canvas, wood panel, or watercolor paper.
I feel that changing the proportions of a canvas can present new challenges, and inspire a total new direction of creativity.  The paintings often contain rectangular architectural elements, with coincidental lines and intersections reinforcing the "design" quality over the "realism" quality.

Q: In what upcoming venues might audiences be able to see your work?

Jones: My paintings are currently on display at The Gallery on Sixth, in Tulsa, and will be presented as an entire collection at the Dennis Neill Equality Center in Tulsa, and at the Leslie Powell Foundation in Lawton in 2011.  They are also available for viewing online at www.mjonesart.comIf there are venues interested in showing my work in OKC, I would love to hear from them.

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