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