Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
This plein air painting demonstrates how Yan Sun is attracted to boating pleasure and water wonders. In this painting, Yan has explored the shapes of boats, the shimmering waters of lake, and the reflection of sky in the lake. He used thick brushstrokes to enhance the brilliance of a beautiful morning. The foreground of this “Peaceful Harbor” consists of boats, represented with bold brushstroke and vibrant color, while the background of it embraces a cruise ship and the city scene using shades of grays.
The Covered Bridge
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
The red covered bridge brings grandeur to this snowscape painting and provides a sense of history. Yan Sun has given color, light, and rhythm a powerful presence.
Symphony in the Forest
Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 24”
"Symphony in the Forest" depicts a gorgeous waterfall within a forest in Alaska. Yan Sun employs a blend of vibrant and soothing colors to convey the beauty and tranquility of this scene. The viewer's gaze is immediately drawn to the cascading water, where the surrounding forest frames the waterfall, creating a sense of depth and immersion. The color palette chosen by Yan Sun effectively captures the essence of the Alaskan wilderness, and various brushstrokes and techniques are used to create texture and detail throughout the painting. Yan Sun has highlighted the glimmers on the water's surface to convey the flow of light, adding to the sense of movement and vitality.
Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"
An example of plein air art, “Sunlit Lake” caught a glimpse of the harbor. It gives emphasis to the motion of water and the reflection in it. The contrasting colors of sunlit areas and shadows create a radiant effect in the painting.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Oil on canvas, 16" x 12"
The oil painting "Holy, Holy, Holy" by Yan Sun was featured in the "Virtuosos of Oil Painters of America" exhibition and had received Award of Excellence at Salmagundi Club, New York, in 2015. It has a harmonious asymmetry in composition that has a strong feeling of equilibrium. In this painting, the depiction of the violin and the music sheet is characterized with incredible details. Although Yan Sun's artworks are created at a certain time and in a specific cultural context, the beauty of design gives the audience an inspiration that lasts through the ages.
Albrecht Dürer in Studio
Oil on canvas, 40" x 30"
Yan Sun deeply appreciates masterpieces in art history and finds inspiration in those great artworks. Sometimes, these profound creations find their way into people's hearts and become a source of expression for Yan Sun. One pertinent example is "Albrecht Dürer in the Studio." In this painting, realistic images are combined in a dreamlike relationship, evoking both wistfulness and abstraction. Working in a different and more developed medium, Yan Sun presents a more complex spatial configuration, where the boundaries between time (historical and present) and space (pictorial and real) are blurred. Different times and spaces converge into one psychic moment.
Sunlit Splendor at Lake Louise
Oil on panel, 18”x24”
In Yan Sun's oil painting, "Sunlit Splendor at Lake Louise," nature's beauty unfolds in overwhelming harmony. At the picturesque shores of Lake Louise, Canada, majestic mountains, abundant forests, and tranquil waters converge in a symphony of splendor. Sunbeams pierce through the cloudy sky, illuminating the distant peaks and the lake. Yan Sun uses his unique methods in color and textures to create a world of tranquility and wonder. "Sunlit Splendor at Lake Louise" is a celebration of the grandeur of nature.
Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
The painting "Violinist" primarily captures the subject playing with fascination. The artist suggests movement through an interesting composition, skillfully depicting her body and hands. The dark background is typical of Yan Sun's most composed paintings.
Oil on canvas, 16”x20”
“Peaceful Time” will take you on a charming road trip to the countryside where you will stroll through grasslands, a reflective lake, and groves of fall trees. Two horses join you in this tranquil natural area warmed by the fall colors. A winding road leads your eyes into the natural area. Using harmonious colors and dynamic brushstrokes, this painting provides a comforting, calm atmosphere.
A Quiet Moment at the Harbor
Oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Explore the serene beauty of Yan Sun's oil painting, "A Quiet Moment at the Harbor." It takes you to Hydra Island, Greece, and shows a peaceful moment by the water. In the front, there's a lovely horse, wearing saddles that add elegance. In the background, you'll spot boats on the calm sea and distant mountains. This painting brings a feeling of harmony and quietness.