Welcome to my blog! Below are some recent paintings. To see more works, check out my website: www.jeanyates.net.
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July 12, 2014

Blue Bowl with Oranges (14x10 watercolor)

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted anything! Guess I've been busy painting. This painting won first place in the Charlotte Artists Society 2014 members show, and honorable mention in the Matthews Artists Guild Spring Show. 

August 15, 2013

Pears (14x10 watercolor)
I just finished this - my goal was to make those pears glow! I will be entering this painting in the upcoming Matthews Alive Art Show, which begins Labor Day weekend.

June 27, 2013

Fresh Tomatoes 12x9 Watercolor

This is the other painting I entered in the recent competition at the McDowell Art Center in Matthews.

May 21, 2013

Crystal Bowl with Apples  14x10 Watercolor
It's been awhile since I've posted anything on my blog - I guess I've been having too much fun on Facebook! This painting is currently on exhibit at the McDowell Arts Center in Matthews, along with another of my works. Both of them received awards in the recent Matthews Artist Guild competition, and will be on display until May 31, 2013. 

November 2, 2012

Gourds 14x10 Watercolor


August 4, 2012

Mother's Dish  14x10 Watercolor
This dish is full of memories for me and my sisters.  Mother brought it out on holidays and special occasions, used mostly for pickles or olives.  How many times did we wash and dry it, then put it carefully back in the china cabinet!  The objects I painted in the dish are in honor of my mother, whose given name was Daisy Pearle.

May 30, 2012


Red Apples and Crystal  10x14 Watercolor

March 18, 2012

Pink Lily  10x14 Watercolor

March 2, 2012

Daisy in Gold Plate 14x10 Watercolor

February 22, 2012

Red Azalea 13x9 Watercolor


January 5, 2012

The Christmas Rose


The Rose 17x12 Watercolor

I saw this little rose on our restaurant table Christmas eve and just knew I had to paint it!

December 22, 2011

White Daisy

Daisy 11x11 watercolor

Just finished this one - and painting all that white has left me somewhat snow-blinded!  But nevertheless it was fun exploring all the different colors on the white petals.

December 8, 2011

Red Apples


Red Apples  14 x 10   Watercolor

I love to enlarge small everyday items - like apples - because it gives me a chance to get lost in the detail.  The patterns and colors of nature's creations are truly amazing when seen up close.

November 30, 2011

An Exercise in Black and White

White and Black 14x10 Watercolor
By putting warm light on one side and a cool light on the other, a whole range of colors appeared although all three items were white. Fun!