For its final Second Sunday Select before it closes its doors at the end of August, The Speckled Egg Gallery will feature the work of Mercer County artist Jacquie Woodward. It will be her first professional presentation of her artwork. Her landscapes, ranging from realistic to soft abstract in style, are painted in various mediums on a variety of surfaces.
Woodward's acrylic paintings are sometimes combined with ink or collage and include surfaces of masonite, clayboard and paper.
For her watercolor landscapes, she often uses a manmade Yupo paper instead of natural paper. Rather than absorbing the paint quickly as natural paper does, Yupo allows the paint to lie on the surface as it dries, thus enabling the artist to manipulate the image to a desired effect before the paint set permanently.
"We are pleased to introduce the artwork of Mercer County resident Jacquie Woodward to the public," said The Speckled Egg Gallery owner Wilma Brown. "Because she experiments in so many mediums and styles, her landscapes appeal to an expanse of taste and interest.