'Little River' is a contemporary square format mixed media landscape painting created by Ohio born artist Jennifer Austin Jennings. Featuring a soft palette made mostly of blue and green tones, the artist depicted a serene landscape. A great portion of the composition is dedicated to the sky, beautifully reflected by the water. The separation between these two elements is accented by a thin line of trees while on the left, the vertical presence of the tall trees balances the composition perfectly. Set inside a simple giltwood frame, this landscape painting is signed lower right.
Jennifer Austin Jennings has been an exhibiting artist and art educator for over twenty years. Her close connection with nature provides inspiration for scenic and abstract compositions full of life and movement. Jennings’ work is an intricate arrangement of layers, balanced in a manner that allows the viewer to glimpse each subsequent stratum through the final coat.
Jennings was educated at The Dayton Art Institute and Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio. She later studied Photography and Graphic Design at Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology. In her own words: “I see life in layers. First, subtle spines of under-structure, across which come the visceral movement of shape and form. Next, transparent layers of light and shadow emerge. There is a type of intuitive including or dismissing of the details before me. Finally comes the dawning of soft colors, layered across the foreground and fading to the distant. I paint like this. By choosing versatile acrylic mediums, mixed and manipulated with transparent washes, structural applications and broad flat strokes of pure color, I can share my experience.”
Place of Origin: USA
Period: 21st Century
Dimensions: 44"W x 44"H
Inventory Number: RR23