Steven Jones, American (1950-)

Steven Jones studied painting in Paris for many years in the atelier of Patrick Betaudier, where he learned the Technique “Mixte.” This method of painting uses a solid tempera under-painting with subsequent oil glazes similar to the 15th century Flemish approach. Like the Flemish and Dutch masters, Jones’ still life works are painted in a highly realistic manner by precisely representing physical appearances. Betaudier was a master colorist. He taught Jones how color harmony and alternating temperatures can create the illusion of light and spatial depth; how subtle nuances can turn forms.