Landscape Painting

Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada, California, 1868

Among the Sierra Nevada, California by Albert Bierstadt

By Dan Scott / May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Among the Sierra Nevada, California by Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt’s Among the Sierra Nevada, California is a vast and realistic landscape. Key Details Key Features Main Colors Grayscale Notan Rule of Thirds Similar Paintings Other Resources Want to Learn More? Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada, California, 1868 Key Details Date created: 1868 Dimensions: 72 x 120 inches Current ownership: Smithsonian American Art … Read more

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Ivan Shishkin, Morning in a Pine Forest, 1889

Morning in a Pine Forest by Ivan Shishkin

By Dan Scott / May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Morning in a Pine Forest by Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin’s Morning in a Pine Forest features a group of bears playing in an intricately rendered forest. Key Details Key Features Main Colors Grayscale Notan Rule of Thirds Similar Paintings Other Resources Want to Learn More? Ivan Shishkin, Morning in a Pine Forest, 1889 Key Details Date created: 1889 Dimensions: 55 x 84 inches … Read more

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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. Dan Scott, Sierra Nevada, 2020 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 … 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: Key Facts and Ideas Movement and Brushwork Color and Light Composition Key Takeaways Additional Resources Claude Monet, Woman With a Parasol, 1875 (You … 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. Dan Scott, American Landscape, 2020 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 … Read more

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Dan Scott, Morning Lookout, October 2020, 700W

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. Dan Scott, Morning Lookout, 2020 Reference Photo and Color Studies Here’s the reference photo I painted from: I also painted a few watercolor studies on location (see below). … 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 … 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. Dan Scott, Maleny, Late Afternoon, 2020 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 … 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. Dan Scott, Tree, Dappled Light, 2020 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 … 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. Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, Sun, 1903 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 … Read more

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