On the Cover | March 21, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Rebecca Crowell

“Oakland #1” by Rebecca Crowell
Oil/cold wax medium on paper, 8” x 6”

Rebecca Crowell exhibits her abstract paintings in galleries in the U.S. and internationally, and is the co-author of Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations (Squeegee Press, 2016).

“Oakland #1 is a small abstract oil painting, done during a workshop I taught in California last fall. In quick paintings like this I play freely with color and composition. I like to think this one evokes a feeling of the Bay Area on a bright November day. Most of my work, though, is much larger and developed over time. Layers of oil paint mixed with cold wax medium are built up in layers, creating intricate surfaces. I work from memories of rugged and remote places that I’ve experienced, including the western coast of Ireland, northern Sweden, New Zealand, and New Mexico (where my husband, Don Ticknor, and I spend winters). Please visit rebeccacrowell.com to see more of my work.” – The Artist

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.