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Jill Danahey

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  • Caught in the Rain – Jill Danahey


    Caught in the Rain

    Framed 21.5 x 17.25″


    We were literally caught in a rain shower while painting on location in Creede, CO. I hoped to capture the clouds hanging over the ridge and swirling above this lone blue Spruce.


  • Blue Spruce – Jill Danahey


    Blue Spruce

    Framed 17 x 21.5″


    While in Creede, CO, I tried to capture the feel of a stand of blue Spruce and their shadows against a rock formation, all over an orange underpainting.

  • Reflections – Jill Danahey



    Framed 18 x 20.5″

    Mixed Media

    The is a study of dark shadows under trees and tangled brush, reflected in water.  Gouache over watercolor brightened the sky above and in the water.  I also used the amazing pop of pastels to bring out details and a punch of color.

  • Creek Side – Jill Danahey


    Creek Side

    Framed 17.5 x 22″


    This was painted on location in Creede, CO, on a beautiful August day.

  • Palo Verde in Sunlight – Jill Danahey


    Palo Verde in Sunlight

    Gallery Wrap 12 x 36″


    This tall, narrow canvas lent itself to the wonderful Palo Verde trees that I loved from Arizona and Marfa Texas.  There is a bit of gauze fabric to give texture to the tree branches.  I then played with sunlight and shadow in somewhat fanciful colors.  Purple shadows for contrast with sunlight is a favorite for me.

  • Glacier Ice #7 – Jill Danahey


    Glacier Ice #7

    Gallery Wrap 20 x 20″


    This abstract of the colors of glacier ice and shadows came from a more realistic rendition of a photo from Iceland.  I used that as an underpainting, adding deep darks to suggest a chasm in the ice and strong strokes to give the feel of ice shards.

  • Water on the Glacier, Jasper – Jill Danahey


    Water on the Glacier, Jasper

    Gallery Wrap 30 x 40

    Acrylic on Canvas

    I’ve been to this glacier in Jasper, British Columbia, but this painting is based on a photo that my daughter took there. Though the photo was mostly gray tones due to snowy conditions, I infused it with my love of the colors one sees in the glacier ice, lakes, streams and rivers of the Canadian Rockies.

  • Forest Greens – Jill Danahey


    Forest Greens

    Framed 14 x 18″


    This water color study was done to use the technique of lifting tree shapes out of a dark multi colored overlay.  One goes on to lighten the brights with gouache and deepen and vary the darks with shades of purple, turquoise, and viridian.

  • Autumn Glory – Jill Danahey


    Autumn Glory

    Framed 25 x 18

    Water Media

  • Early Morning, Rhine River – Jill Danahey


    Early Morning, Rhine River

    Gallery Wrap 36 x 48″


    While on a river cruise in Germany, I woke early one morning to see the amazing sunrise reflected in the boat’s wake.  The grasses among the trees were bright with morning sun, while the shadows were deep along the water.  This was such a peaceful and moody scene.

  • Sunset’s Glow – Jill Danahey


    Sunset’s Glow

    Framed 19 x 27″

    Mixed Media

    This is the view from a porch on the Rio Grand River in Creede, CO.  I wanted to capture the blazing color of the setting sun on the water with watercolor and gouache.

  • Irish Cottage, Ballyvaughan – Jill Danahey


    Irish Cottage, Ballyvaughan

    21 x 28 Framed

    Watercolor & Gouache

    While on a painting trip to Ireland, I used watercolor to render this thatch roof cottage at low tide in Ballybaughn. The inlet below the wall had layers of water, stones, seaweed and grasses that create horizontal layers of color and texture, my favorite part of this painting. Again, gouache help to give emphasis to the lights.