“SARA developed, through research and experimentation, her own art processes and methods, but also utilized well established painting techniques like impasto and pentimento. Mixing Dorland’s Wax with paint and using a palette knife, she superimposed layers…”
In describing her painting style, SARA wrote “Painting—my art as graphic—not photographic or illustrative or an explanation. Graphic—described with clever vivid language” [J-19 PG-86]. “Remember—Draw toward the painting not paint from the drawing…make the drawing work for painting” [J-10 PG-21]. “Any shape can be part of a composition, any shape, scribble, doodle” [J-2 PG-49]. She saw “Painting: a problem to solve” [J-16 PG-46], stating: “For me it is a combination of memory, observation, and mental. To paint—draw from memory, observation, and mental-thinking—as it must have been for the so-called primitive artist also” [J-1 PG-36]. (Note that bracketed and bold font notations refer to journal, page, and art ID number that have been assigned by the Collection and Archive of the Artist SARA Joyce to provide reference).