After painting this scene in watercolor, I thought it would be interesting to paint the same image in oil - to see how the choice of medium would influence my interpretation of the landscape. The difference was surprising. Each version communicates a very different feeling, yet both focus on the strong light of the late afternoon sun and the beautiful spring colors. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Jill Poyerd

Illumination II

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 30" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 2 oz.



Jill Poyerd
Leesburg, Virginia

Getting to Know Jill

Jill E Poyerd brings “peaceful, contemplative moments” to life on the canvas. She approaches the canvas with little preparation, instead allowing herself total freedom to create. Both her watercolor and oil painting works depict gorgeous scenes of nature with a style distinctly her own. Something as common as a tree appears soft and ethereal through Jill’s painterly style. Fun fact: she’s quite a history buff and loves reading historical biographies.