Landscape Painting

Dan Scott, Sierra Nevada, 2020

On the Easel: Sierra Nevada

By Dan Scott / January 21, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Sierra Nevada

Below is Sierra Nevada. It’s perhaps my favorite recent painting. Let’s take a look at how I painted it. Reference Photo and Study Below is the reference photo I painted from. It was taken by my brother from his hike through America. Given the recent lockdowns around the world, I have been exploring other sources … Read more

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Claude Monet, Woman With a Parasol, 1875

A Closer Look at Woman With a Parasol by Claude Monet

By Dan Scott / January 12, 2021 / 52 Comments

Let’s take a closer look at Woman With a Parasol by Claude Monet. This painting embodies Impressionism and Monet’s work. A fleeting moment captured with light colors and fresh strokes. I’ll cover: (You can download a high-resolution version of the painting here. You get to see Monet’s strokes with remarkable clarity.) Key Facts and Ideas … Read more

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Dan Scott, American Landscape, 2020, 700W

On the Easel: American Landscape

By Dan Scott / December 27, 2020 / Comments Off on On the Easel: American Landscape

Here’s another painting based on one of my brother’s photos from his hike across America. It’s a showcase of nature’s light, color, and texture. Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo I painted from (thanks again Tim). Feel free to paint it yourself. Tim doesn’t mind. Just let us know how it turns out. … Read more

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Dan Scott, Morning Lookout, 2020

On the Easel: Morning Lookout

By Dan Scott / November 25, 2020 / 2 Comments

Below is Morning Lookout. It depicts Toowoomba’s landscape (Queensland, Australia), just before the sun peered above the horizon. All of nature’s pastel colors were out to play. Reference Photo and Color Studies Here’s the reference photo I painted from: I also painted a few watercolor studies on location (see below). I haven’t touched watercolors in … Read more

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Dan Scott, Maleny, High Key, 2020

On the Easel: Maleny, High Key

By Dan Scott / November 13, 2020 / 3 Comments

I’ve been experimenting lately with color ranges and techniques. I’m particularly interested in high key value ranges, where all the colors are pushed towards the light end of the value scale. Below is a recent high-key painting based on Maleny’s beautiful landscape. The idea was to capture the midday sun’s shimmering colors and sense of … Read more

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Dan Scott, Maleny, Late Afternoon, 2020, 700W

On the Easel: Maleny, Late Afternoon

By Dan Scott / October 26, 2020 / 2 Comments

Let’s take a look at my recent painting, Maleny, Late Afternoon. It captures the tranquil landscape as the sun’s warmth battles nature’s cool greens. Reference Photo and Study Below is the reference photo. Feel free to try and paint it yourself. I also painted the following small study in preparation. Though it ended up being … Read more

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Dan Scott, Tree, Dappled Light, 2020, 700W

On the Easel: Tree, Dappled Light

By Dan Scott / October 14, 2020 / 10 Comments

I recently put the finishing touches on Tree, Dappled Light. A simple painting with some challenging aspects. Reference Photo I painted from the following reference photo. I believe it was taken in Tasmania some time ago, but the location is hardly relevant. This is a study of trees and nature rather than a specific location. … Read more

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Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, 1899, Drawing

A Closer Look at Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge Series

By Dan Scott / September 23, 2020 / 48 Comments

Let’s take a closer look at Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge series. A beautiful display of color and atmosphere, as you would expect from Monet. The series includes over 40 paintings created from 1899 to 1904. Though many have since been sold to private collections, lost, or destroyed; only a handful remain visible to the public. … Read more

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Dan Scott, Airlie Beach (Main), 2020 700W

On the Easel: Airlie Beach, August 2020

By Dan Scott / September 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

I have some catching up to do with the On the Easel posts. I painted Airlie Beach in August and have done a few since then. I traveled to Airlie Beach recently with my brother and father. It’s a stunning place in the Whitsundays, within reach despite the world’s travel restrictions. We were blessed with … Read more

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Dan Scott, Impressions of Noosa, 2020 700W

On the Easel: Impressions of Noosa, August 2020

By Dan Scott / August 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

I have a few recent paintings to share. Here’s one of them, Impressions of Noosa. I had mixed feelings about the outcome of this, but it’s come to grow on me. Something different at the very least. I also think it’s worth sharing paintings that didn’t go exactly as planned as this gives you a … Read more

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