The Dark Fights The Light

(the light always wins)

Jill Joy - The Dark Fights The Light (the light always wins) - acrylic on canvas - 36x36" - 2008

Jill Joy – The Dark Fights The Light (the light always wins) – acrylic on canvas – 36×36″ – 2008

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Art Show & Open House – La Jolla CA – Wed 7/10 – 5:30pm

Over 20 of my paintings will be featured on Wednesday night. Please come out if you can!6604 la Jolla Home and Art Show Art 71013 150 dpi

Black Square #art

Cheers to you! I hope you are enjoying this day. It’s absolutely beautiful here in San Diego and I’m feeling blessed to live here. This is a recently completed piece – Black Square. It’s a little baby piece, 10×10″, completed, in a sense, as an afterthought with some leftover paint I had from a larger canvas. The more I looked at it though, the more I liked it. (read on….)

Jill Joy - Black Square - oil on canvas - 10x10 - 2013

Jill Joy – Black Square – oil on canvas – 10×10″ – 2013 – Pricing contact jill@jilljoy.com

I sometimes think what I do instinctively, without too much thought, is turns out to be my best work.

On a related note, I had a discussion not too long ago with an art gallery owner about the significance of leaving blank canvas in my work.

I find myself doing this, again, instinctively. But upon reflection I realized the significance of the symbolism of blank canvas for me. It is my sense that we are each an energetic, emotional, mental experience happening on a broader blank screen, or for me blank canvas. Some sort of emptiness or open space which we touch upon occasionally and which usually, when we do, brings a sense of peace or connectedness. Stillness. I’m spiritual by nature so for me this open space represents some kind of universal consciousness, but I don’t feel the need to define it too specifically.

Wave #art

Jill Joy - Wave - oil on canvas- 60x72" - 2012

Jill Joy – Wave – oil on canvas- 57×69″ – 2013

A wave.

has crashed through my life

and separated me

from what has tormented me

and sustained me.

I sit here in the silence

in the receding tide

Wondering.

what will become of me

© Jill Joy 2-4-13

Jill Joy - Wave Installation View - oil on canvas- 60x72"

Jill Joy – Wave Installation View – oil on canvas- 67×69″ – 2013