Friday, August 28, 2015
I am behind on this blog. This is a plein air painting made in June on the Niagara Escarpment
oil on canvas
copyright Jan Yates, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
in progress: St. Ninian's, ShetlandThis body of work is new and I will be delving into it throughout the year-probably much longer. The series is evolving out of a recent (April 2015) residency in the Shetland Islands, of which I thank the Ontario Arts Council and those of you supporting me by purchasing paintings via the 'Wild in Shetland' crowd-funder. Those paintings were all made looking out to the sea, listening to the laughing gulls and lapping waves and breathing in the heady sea air-some were supervised by a seal.
in progress; St. Ninians
in progress: Scalloway walk 1
Since my return, beeswax (encaustic) has given me the freedom to preserve forever the things that have found me on the Shetland walks.
The plein air paintings below were made especially for the caring individuals who sponsored me via the 'Wild in Shetland' crowd-funder.