Landscapes

Jill’s landscape paintings from near and far – on location to studio. 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, not cloaking myself, without preemptive strikes, that my work results in a very fresh and honest expression to which people relate. 

Below please Jill’s 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

Selection of paints from the 14th century open window studio, villa and grounds amongst the olive groves. Paintings were done as demos for a workshop that I conducted in the summer of 2019. The day after the workshop I delivered my artwork to the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gondolfo. I hope to run another workshop soon – as soon as its safe to travel. Some of the paintings below are from my initial trip to the villa that prompted me to initiate a painting workshop & retreat. Until it is prudent to travel and gather I am offering online painting lessons – workshops, critiques and videos.

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 – these will be limited to one on one or small groups until further notice.

California – Plein Air & Studies

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

I was in Puerto Rico when two large earthquakes rocked the small island – a 5.8 and then a 6.4. Painting centers me- the strokes are staccato -painted in the moment with the light and colors fading at each stroke. Clean up had to wait until the morning because we had lost power shortly after the quake. These paintings are 6″ x 8″, oil on linen.

Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill poses in front of her painting 'Phi' in her home and studio. A copy of the painting currently hangs in the Vatican Observatory Museum.
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Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Explore your love of painting and discover the secrets of painting clouds. Accustomed to teaching painting at all levels, Jill has a way of instilling confidence and encouraging students to take risks with remarkable outcomes.

– LIVE on January 28th, 2021, 10am to 12pm EST –
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Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Paint Clouds! Clouds are the essential ingredient to any landscape painting. Work alongside Jill creating clouds in oil painting.

This is an Online Painting Workshop; the access link will be sent upon registration. https://bit.ly/39RdqZ8
January 28th, 2021, 10am – 12pm EST.

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Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Paint Clouds! Explore your love of painting and take it to the next level. Jill interacts directly with students in real time.

This is an online workshop; the access link will be sent upon registration.
January 28th, 2021, 10am – 12pm EST.

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Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
New Beginnings with Jill Nichols - https://mailchi.mp/22a9df110a79/new-beginnings-with-jill-nichols
Praise Song for the Day, painted during Obama/Biden's first inauguration and named after a line in Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem. It was a day of great hope and peace. Twelve years later we come into the inauguration, unsure of our footing with a new chance to heal and conduct ourselves with reason, integrity and dignity.

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