‘Above the Fray’ by Jeannie Lynn Paske
Artist: Jeannie Lynn Paske
Title: ‘Above the Fray’
Medium: Watercolor, Pastel, Powdered Pigment, Varnish, Graphite and Ink on 300lb Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper
Dimensions: 8″ x 13″
Year of Creation: 2019
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“Feeling the weight of the world recently, I set out to create a piece that would clear my mind of the constant howl and clatter that worms its way into my everyday activities. There is a slight, silly awkwardness to this monster of generous proportions standing alongside the small silhouette of a human figure. I find a calm, comfortable sadness in the pairing as well. Two unlikely travelers pausing to look skyward as a beautiful world of gold, rust and green unfolds before them in the warm glow of a late afternoon. A peaceful breeze gently pushing the world aside. Even if only for a moment.
Artwork is created on 100% cotton 300 lb. hot pressed watercolor paper and fixed with a high gloss spray varnish. The paper has a deckled edge along the bottom. This piece has been embellished with powdered pigments which glisten when light hits them.” – Jeannie Lynn Paske
About the Artist:
Jeannie Lynn Paske is a self-taught artist from Portland, Oregon who creates introspective work under the name Obsolete World. Using a mix of watercolor, charcoal, pastel, graphite, varnish and ink, she designs richly textured illustrations of peculiar creatures in thought-provoking settings. The mysteries of life, loss and loneliness are reoccurring themes, and her compositions often focus on the strange and unexplained. Many of her pieces reference philosophy with a nod to both the melancholy and humorous.Â Her soft sparse environments suggest a warm, dreamlike state, and the emotional imagery paired with her poetic titles help to convey a sense of gentle curiosity in her work.