recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring greens & plein air classes

This is a plein air demo from yesterday's class -an exercise in rendering Spring greens

May, oil on canvas, 9x12in, 2012, available

I found the challenges of painting so many greens in Ireland did pay off however the greens here do have more varied yellows this time of year. For Ireland's greens: reds, violets, oranges and Indian yellow were mixed  primarily with indigo and ultramarine blue-some thalo. Of course cadmium yellow light is indispensable no matter where you are.

A new series of outdoor classes start next week..

 Plein Air landscape (painting outdoors)
 Ongoing Mondays or Tuesdays:6:30 -9PM
Spring/Summer series start
Monday, May21 
$85 for a series of 4 sessions. You can alternate days to suit your schedule.
*register online securely via paypal-just contact me


  1. Je vous souhaite plein de bonnes choses pour la semaine à venir...
    Une toile pleine de douces couleurs qui émerveillent mon regard.
    gros bisous

  2. Beautiful work Jan. No need to wish you luck for next week - your students will be inspired!

  3. Love these, especially that 2nd one..great energy

  4. No kidding, Jan. We've got to get you out to my neck of the country! Wish I were in your class.