In 2014 she and her husband, Steven Jacobs, moved to Lowell where she changed her subject matter and painting methods.Priscilla now has a studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, where she paints from photos ofher subjects, rather than on location. She now paints scenes such as brick mill buildings, old Victorian houses, quaint convenience stores, and the canals which flow through the city.
The medium Priscilla uses is casein, which is an opaque water-base paint similar to gouache. Her tech-nique is pointillism, the art of painting with tiny dots, developed in the late 19th century by the French painter Georges Seurat. He discovered that by placing tiny dots of various colors close together onthe painting, he could create “optical mixtures”. When seen from a distance, the colors blend to-gether in the viewers’ eyes. Priscilla has enjoyed the pointillist technique for several years now be-cause it is important in art history, but seldom used by contemporary artists
"Around the Bend on Westford Rd."
8.5" x 9" original casein painting on paper by Priscilla Levesque, matted and preserved under glass in grey wood frame.
17.5" x 17.5" framed size.
"Nightfall in Lowell"
9" x 7" original casein painting on paper by Priscilla Levesque, matted and preserved under glass in blue-washed wood frame.
19" x 17" framed size.
"October on Littleton, Rd"
8.5"x 5.5" original casein painting on paper by Priscilla Levesque, matted and preserved under glass in black-washed wood frame.
18.25" x 15.5" framed size.