Landscape Paintings

Jill’s landscape paintings from near and far – studio to on location. Paintings on this page are available

 Studio Landscapes

Plein Air paintings & Studies

“En Plein air” is a French Term that translates to “painting in the open air”. Though the French Impressionist brought new awareness and excitement, painting on location is a tradition that dates back for centuries. There is a certain life force that exists in the plein air painting, a ‘live performance’ so to speak. A moment in time, the light charged particles glowing in the atmosphere, the birds and crickets singing, fragrances of fruits and flowers floating on the air, capturing nature’s many moods. I find that when I can let myself go, without preemptive strikes, that my work results in a very fresh and honest expression. 

Below please my plein air paintings, organized by location. Please check back occasionally to view the updated galleries with Jill’s newest paintings done on location …. There are many more images available, too numerous to show here. Consider a visit to my home studio gallery to have a look.

Italy – Plein Air & Studies

Paintings were done as demos and studies for a workshop that I conducted in Italy during the summer of 2019. The day after the workshop I delivered my artwork to the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gondolfo. Please check my workshop page for upcoming workshops or visit the Italy painting workshop & retreat.

Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine – Plein Air & Studies

Connecticut is home-base for Jill. This offers her the opportunity to capture Connecticut’s and neighboring state’s many moods and seasons. Many of these paintings were created near Jill’s home where she enjoys walking the nature trails. Several of these paintings were done on one of the all time favorite areas for painter’ – Monhegan Island, first made popular by the Wyeth family and their painter friends. Please contact Jill if you’d be interested in taking plein air painting lessons or workshops.

California – Plein Air & Studies

Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea – Plein Air & Studies

Below please find paintings from my travels to the islands of Puerto Rico and Bermuda as well as my sailing the Sargasso Sea below.

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Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
A lovely day with other painters at Fairfield Audubon Birdcraft - Watercolor Painting with my non-dominant left hand- due to surgery
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Stunning two days painting at Hammonasset with fellow CT Plein Air Painters - First day painted at Meig’s Point in the morning, bright and breezy. Second day I arrived later in the day, took my swim first then and decided to paint the Butterfly Garden with the sun rapidly falling toward the sea in background- stopped due to sunset…
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One spot left for a full day painting workshop and retreat in the Garden with Jill Nichols. More info at https://www.jillnichols.com/painting-workshops-lessons/
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Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
One spot left for Thursday’s workshop!! Come paint in the garden...
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Garden Painting Workshop May 27th - 1 spot left- come paint from observation in a private garden in Shelton.

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