Two Worlds Collide

This photo was taken by my friend Jeffrey Young at the reception of my show Expiation (on view at The Glashaus in San Diego thru Feb). What I find so interesting about this photo is that without realizing it (unconsciously?) Jeffrey captured the meaning and inspiration of this painting.

Jill Joy -  Two Worlds Collide -  Installation View. Photo by Jeffrey Young.

Jill Joy – Two Worlds Collide – Installation View. Photo by Jeffrey Young.

The painting is about a man and a woman – lovers who come into contact, from two very different world views and how that collision creates an explosion of energy and change. Like the explosion that would create the birth of the new universe.

Jill Joy - Two Worlds Collide - oil on canvas - 72x48" - $1,950 USD

Jill Joy – Two Worlds Collide – oil on canvas – 72×48″ – $1,950 USD

The Expiation Paintings – Reception Sat Jan 19 – 6-8pm

Here’s a preview of the Expiation Paintings — this is the series I worked on in 2012 (among other things). It will be on view in San Diego starting this Saturday 1/19, through 2/28. It’s an intense series of paintings reflecting my process of going from part-time artist/full-time corporate employee to full-time artist. These paintings are not to everyone’s taste but this type of work is an important form of expression for me.

Jill Joy - Not Black and White - oil on canvas - 36x36" - $650 USD

Jill Joy – Not Black and White – acrylic on canvas – 36×36″ – $650 USD

Jill Joy - Waiting - oil on canvas - 60x48" - $1,450 USD

Jill Joy – Waiting – oil on canvas – 60×48″ – $1,450 USD

Jill Joy - Two Worlds Collide - oil on canvas - 48x72

Jill Joy – Two Worlds Collide – oil on canvas – 48×72″ $1,750 USD

Jill Joy - Self Sacrifice - oil on canvas - 36x48" - $900

Jill Joy – Self Sacrifice – oil on canvas – 36×48″ – $900

Jill Joy - Summoning The Heart of Love - oil on canvas - 60x72" - $2,250 USD

Jill Joy – Summoning The Heart of Love – oil on canvas – 60×72″ – $2,250 USD

Jill Joy - Suppression - oil on canvas - 48x48" - $1,200 USD

Jill Joy – Suppression – oil on canvas – 48×48″ – $1,200 USD

Jill Joy - Missing You - oil on canvas - 48x48" - $1,200 USD

Jill Joy – Missing You – oil on canvas – 48×48″ – $1,200 USD

Jill Joy - His Confused Heart - oil on canvas - 60x48" - $1,450 USD

Jill Joy – His Confused Heart – oil on canvas – 60×48″ – $1,450 USD

Jill Joy - Divertere - oil on canvas - 36x36" - $650 USD

Jill Joy – Divertere – oil on canvas – 36×36″ – $650 USD

Jill Joy - Dissolution - oil on canvas - 60x72" - $2,250 USD

Jill Joy – Dissolution – oil on canvas – 60×72″ – $2,250 USD

Jill Joy - Dissolution - oil on canvas - 60x72" - $1,750 USD

Jill Joy – Death Comes and Receds – oil on canvas – 48×72″ – $1,750 USD

2012 in review – My Blog Stats…Thank you All!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.

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