Day 4: Jack McClain


Artist’s Statement

The paintings featured here are made with Cold Wax and Oil Paint on cradled panels (or in one case with acrylic paint on canvas).  During the past year I have been striving to learn the techniques of working with Cold Wax Medium and Oil Paint and exploring its potential for making my art.

Painting – and my favorite thing about it – allows creating my own light and form.

Painting allows expression limited only by my own skills and imagination.

Painting is physical like dancing.

Painting allows sloppy and drippy and finger prints.

Painting is analogue.

Painting can be colorful far beyond the natural.

I live in Tucson, Arizona, and my colors and compositions reflect my response to the natural palette of the Sonoran Desert and are inspired and informed by the funky and historic Armory Park neighborhood that I live in.

Downtown Tucson is a very special eclectic and magical place with lots of one-of-a-kind creative people that have befriended me, and inspire me, and help me see my own realities. Thank you, you know who you are.

My work has been exhibited in several local venues as well as in the New York City metro area.

For more of my art please visit my web site:

“Jazz”, oil on 18X24 gallery wrap canvas,
“Farm”, Oil and Cold Wax over Acrylic, 24X24 cradled panel
Oil and Cold Wax on 18X24 cradled panel
Untitled, Acrylic on 36X36 gallery wrap canvas
Untitled, Oil and Cold Wax on 30X30 cradled panel





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