This week’s featured artist is Jennifer Young, an oil painter from Richmond, Virginia. Jennifer works almost exclusively in landscapes, many of which are painted en plein air from the Virginia countryside.
Jennifer’s most recent works include several paintings for an exhibit entitled, “Luminosity.” Here’s one she completed this week, called Blue Ridge Morning Fog.
There are a few different things in this landscape painting that create a nice feeling of depth (one being the atmosphere of course) but I especially like the way Jennifer used bigger, more noticeable brushstrokes in the foreground.
I also love the sheen of that low-lying fog which Jennifer created with just a few strokes of blue-tinged white on top of the green.
These next two paintings explore the light-reflecting qualities of water vapor too—and no doubt they’re the inspiration for the title of Jennifer’s recent exhibit.
Day’s End, Hatteras is an artist’s playground of complementary blue and orange. The buildings are simply flat, dark shapes—just reference points, really, for the massive light-show being projected across the curving sky.
And in Finale there’s a bit more peace and quiet, but still a glorious use of color.