Painting in Oil
Described as a brilliant colorist, Ms. Parsons’ visual narratives in oil are compositionally taut, and psychologically charged with expressive human or animal characters; she is especially drawn to animate, natural or rounded form. She paints from sources observed and invented. Parsons commonly prefers the larger canvas, and applies paint using multiple tools. This artist’s hand is always present: oil color is built up in layers with wax medium, partially sanded back, reapplied by brayer, scraped into with a knife, and dragged over again with brushes.