‘In Falling Twilight’ by Jeannie Lynn Paske
Artist: Jeannie Lynn Paske
Title: ‘In Falling Twilight’
Medium: Watercolour, gouache, pastel, powdered pigment and ink on 300 lb Arches watercolour paper
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
This piece was inspired by the following poem by Walt Whitman from the book, Leaves of Grass.
Old Age’s Lambent Peaks
The touch of flame—the illuminating fire—the loftiest look at last,
O’er city, passion, sea—o’er prairie, mountain, wood—the earth itself;
The airy, different, changing hues of all, in falling twilight,
Objects and groups, bearings, faces, reminiscences;
The calmer sight—the golden setting, clear and broad:
So much i’ the atmosphere, the points of view, the situations
whence we scan,
Bro’t out by them alone—so much (perhaps the best) unreck’d before;
The lights indeed from them—old age’s lambent peaks.
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 recurring 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. 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.