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Into the Woods

February 7th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Yesterday the girls and I were walking around downtown Bainbridge. Admiring art, we stepped into gallery Fraga for a moment. It was a walk Into the Woods. The five by seven foot size of the panels and the rich green tones in Alan Jones’ paintings create the effect of being right in the Grand Forest. Or in someone’s backyard.

I had meant to include this in yesterdays IMBY post but it slipped my mind; seeing it in this morning’s Bainbridge Review reminded me again; the article has a great description of how local artist Alan Jones “grows” his paintings:

“The painting, literally, starts to paint itself,” he said. “I’m not so smart as to know what it’s going to look like when I start, and if I did, it wouldn’t be as much fun.”


Jones spends two to three months outside to establish a painting before bringing the canvas indoors to complete.
“To me, there’s no substitute for the immediacy of the real experience,” he said. “You can feel the temperature, hear the sounds, smell – almost taste – the air.”

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 enoch choi // May 22, 2004 at 10:02 pm

    wow, you’re so popular you’re getting on-the-topic ebay spammers 😉

  • 2 enoch choi // May 22, 2004 at 10:04 pm

    wow, you got rid of it instantly. you must be online all the time 😉

  • 3 Julie // May 22, 2004 at 10:28 pm

    I guess I’m #1 for “Alan Jones painting Bainbridge” in Google…
    …Ah, the joys of being on-line and having a comment feed 🙂