recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Monday, February 11, 2013

upcoming plein air workshops

Plein Air Painting
for the outdoor enthusiast

Winter/Spring, 2013
held on the Niagara Escarpment, a Unesco world biosphere reserve

Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. It is a great exercise to enhance observation and make sound choices when it comes to composition. Learn about what to wear, packing light, preparing surfaces,  simplifying your pallet, and working fast in the changing light and temperature. Painting tools as well as mediums, including cold wax for oil, and polymer for acrylic, will be addressed. You will be responsible for your own supplies and a list is provided upon registration.  Some outdoor easels are available. 

For over two decades, in the tradition of Emily Carr and the Group of Seven, Yates’ focus has been to paint directly from the land. She will share techniques including  pre-mixing predominant seasonal pallets, building composition and economy of brushwork.
Ongoing Tuesdays throughout the winter: 10am -12:30pm 
$85 for a series of 4 sessions. 
 $25 for 1 session
 register  here


  1. Quel courage vous avez de peindre dans le froid et la neige... Cependant le résultat est là, MAGNIFIQUE...
    Gros bisous et je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver après mes longues semaines d'absence.

  2. thank you so much Martine!
    translation:'What courage you have to paint in the cold and snow ... However the result is there, BEAUTIFUL ...
    Kisses and I am very happy to see you after long weeks of my absence.'

  3. Ah yes, courage, and such a wonderful interpretation of the time,place, and atmosphere.
    I continue to be a fan of yours!