recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

breath of winter

Although currently working on studio paintings indoors, at the end of each session I try to make a plein air sketch -luckily I can just step outside. This direct observation work helps me immensely when addressing middle tones/values/edges in the larger studio works.

 *and I just really love the subtle breath of winter light

 December, remains of the day, oil / cold wax on canvas, 16x20in, copyright Jan Yates 2014

and on a field note:



  1. So beautiful! You are a true plein air painter - it's a bit too cold for me to be outside, but if one is sturdy enough, a snow-covered landscape is a beautiful thing. Glad you are creating them and enjoying the breath of winter. Have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. Your December painting takes my breath away! Absolutely stunning.

  3. Thanks Rhonda and EM Corsa- so appreciate your comments-!!!!-