I painted this piece on location ("en plein air") on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Virginia during the Floyd Plein Air Event, where numerous painters from around the region were selected to paint the beautiful scenery in the county. I painted this in early morning when the mountains were still heavy with fog. This quiet little pond took on a violet glow as it gradually lifted and filtered through the morning sunlight.

- Jennifer Young

Purple Haze, Rakes Mill Pond

Oil painting on canvas board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x .12" d
0 lbs. 10 oz.



Jennifer Young
Ashland, Virginia

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer’s early work focused mostly on the human figure, though she eventually gravitated toward landscape painting after studying the Impressionist masters. She enjoys gathering her own reference material in the field, both through plein air painting and sketching as well as taking photographs. “From my field studies, I gain an understanding of the light and a visceral feeling of time and place,” says Jennifer. “All of my paintings are places I have visited myself and explored in depth.” When she’s not painting, Jennifer enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.