Stirred by the landscape, New York artist Jane McGraw-Teubner is especially captivated by the wetlands, shoreline, farms and disappearing rural areas on Long Island, so she paints on location year round. “In the summertime, I don’t paint in the studio at all,” she says. As for the winter, “I’ve been a runner for more than 30 years, so I’m used to being out in the elements. If it’s a warm winter day, or if it’s sunny and not windy, I’d much rather work outdoors.
“Being at the scene gives me much more information regarding values, color and correct depth perception,” she says. “I’m forced to make quick decisions without worrying about the details.”
To see more of McGraw-Teubner’s work, check out the December 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, available here in print and digital formats.
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