by Jeanne Mackenzie
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Jean-Pierre Jacquet’s “Benched.”
Look how many angles are in this painting. You eye is constantly on the move, yet there is a nice resting spot with the strong X of the leg. The tangent lines may be a bit confusing, but the movement in the painting is lyrical and inviting.