Judy Hintz Cox

Judy Hintz Cox

Entering my studio always feels great. The smell of turpentine, oil paints and melted wax makes me smile. I begin my process by staring at a blank canvas which hangs on the wall. I need to express and start by rapidly drawing on the canvas with charcoal.  Using rags and my hands, I smear the charcoal with turpentine and then step back to see the result. Icontinue the process by brushing gobs of thick white paint onto the canvas with large brushes.  Stepping back again, I contemplate what the painting dictates and add oils, which I often remove depending on how the work progresses.

I use oil paint, encaustic paste and wax as well as epoxy resin. I paint in two styles which actually overlap.  One is expressive, meaning it conveys my emotions in anonrepresentational way.  My emotions move from frenetic to meditative.  My other style is minimal which is characterized by extreme simplicity of form and a deliberate lack of expressive content.

My expressive works are often minimal in color and though my minimal paintings are simple, the paint is applied with the same rapid movements of the expressive ones.


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