recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Thursday, May 1, 2014

cloud illusion

The world's favourite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.
-  Edwin Way Teale

Yes, I continue to work in the orchard series as I am drawn to what the trees represent.

In the time of blossom there is an airy feel-almost as if a cloud is resting on the land.

This cloud camouflages and protects the nesting birds, one of which made it's way into this painting.

Waiting for May, oil on canvas, 36x48in, copyright Jan Yates 2014
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"It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what."
-  John Galsworthy


  1. What a lovely scene and the colors are so lovely, light and very much say Spring!

  2. Such a beautiful painting Jan, thanks for the close up detail shot too.

  3. I have so enjoyed looking through your recent work Jan. Often I am reminded of Van Gogh but your palette with its more chalky feel is more attractive to me. I have just read something he said in a letter to his brother: "What I do may be a lie but it conveys reality more accurately". I would like to have a conversation with him about the term "lie" but I guess I know what he means.

  4. Thanks for you kind words Caroline and Rhonda-so appreciate them!

    WOW Shelia-thank you for stopping by-appreciate your response to my work-and yes I know what you mean re having a conversation with our Van Gogh !