Alchemy - a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious way.
After twenty years of painting, that is how I have come to view my work. I have always believed that the painting is waiting for me just under the surface, and that my job is to find it. It's like an archaeoIogical excavation. I prepare the surface with gorgeous oil paint, cold wax medium and walnut oil. Then I start to dig for the painting. The alchemy process begins. As I begin to scrape back the materials I have applied to the surface, they blend, mix, and change. It takes layers of adding and subtracting to uncover the painting. The journey is never the same. This is my art.
Jeane Myers 2015