Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Oil and cold wax. 16" x 16". Completed just before the India trip.


Look who got into the fireplace ashes! (cold ashes from last year, not to worry)

At the weavers' and dyers' center.

More art on my website: jalapfaff.com


Stinson Fine Art said...

As always,such a strong composition and such subtle power in the color!

suzanneberry said...

i wish i had written what Stinson Fine Art wrote, it's how i feel about all of your work, so i'm going to pinch it. ditto and bravo!

Double "D" said...

Wow, this has great appeal at many levels. (I made that up). This is a great piece Jala. Tremendous texture and color. Initially I thought what a fabulous abstract, then it's a shear face of a mountain, then windows in an old building. I'm sure I'll think of something else but I'll stop here for now. Applause, applause .... encore, encore.

Sonya Johnson said...

I totally dig this painting, but I can't even articulate why. It's got interesting texture and sort of looks random but obviously isn't. Its creation looks intuitive and flowing.

Okay, so maybe I did articulate why I like it after all ;).

Pam Holnback said...

This one jumped right out at me. Love the India photo.

Jala Pfaff said...

Stinson Fine Art - Thank you, I appreciate that.

Suzanne - Ditto. ;)

DD - Thank you. I love hearing those different ways of viewing it!

Hi Sonya - Thanks; indeed you did. ;) This piece was interesting in that it had one identity for many layers that I just kept slightly tweaking. Eventually I got frustrated that it wouldn't come together so I decided it all had to go and I slathered a whole new mostly opaque layer onto it and went from there. So, in a way, random. I liked it much better in the end and am glad I decided to scrap the identity that was almost but not quite working.

Hi Pam - Thanks! And more India photos to come.

Sheila Vaughan said...

You can do abstract and you can do moody - here you have successfully combined them in my opinion. You are getting to be a cold wax expert and me a cold wax afficionado (although I still haven't tried it - do you buy it in a bottle?)

Anita Stoll said...

Very interesting composition. I like it. I've been away from blogging for a while. Starting to get back into the swing of things. Glad I visited your blog. I really love it.

Jala Pfaff said...

Sheila - Thank you very much. I'm thoroughly enjoying the cold wax possibilities. Far from an expert, however. :) Glad you're liking them. You buy Cold Wax Medium in a jar and mix it approx. 1:1 with oil paint.

Hi Anita - Thanks for visiting. I love your work too. Welcome back. :)