Misc

Dan Scott, Maryvale, Cows, 2022

Using Different Techniques Together in Harmony

By Dan Scott / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Using Different Techniques Together in Harmony

I recently put the finishing touches on my new painting, Maryvale, Cows (see below). I painted from this photo taken last year at Maryvale, Queensland. It was Chontele’s 30th and we stayed in this beautiful cabin in the hinterlands. As we were leaving for home, I remember asking Chontele to stop the car so I could take some reference … Read more

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Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) Of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland

By Dan Scott / April 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) Of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland

Expert from the introduction: “This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially-statistically speaking-there aren’t any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so … Read more

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Broken Color Techniques

By Dan Scott / December 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Broken Color Techniques

Broken color is a wonderful technique. Done well and your colors will vibrate and shimmer. It can transform even the most basic of subjects. Take Monet’s haystack series for example. Let’s take a look at some of the techniques you can use to convey broken color. The Multicoloured Brush Strokes How to perform: Pick up a … Read more

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Tree, Dappled Light, Overcast

By Dan Scott / December 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Tree, Dappled Light, Overcast

Full Video Key Takeaways:  The painting depicts a wet, overcast day. Pale greens dominate the painting. The scene is basked in a soft, cool light. This is one in a series of tree paintings. You can see some of the others below (click to enlarge): Multicolored strokes allowed me to convey the illusion of nature’s … Read more

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Same Subject, Different Conditions

By Dan Scott / November 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Same Subject, Different Conditions

One of Claude Monet’s defining processes was to paint the same subject over and over again under different conditions. The constant subject allowed him to carefully study the often subtle relationships between color and light. I have been following in Monet’s footsteps for the last two months. Every few days, I go for a run … Read more

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New Reference Photos May 2021

By Dan Scott / May 31, 2021 / Comments Off on New Reference Photos May 2021

Feel free to use the reference photos below as you wish. If you want more, get access to the full reference photo library here.

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John Ottis Adams

By Dan Scott / May 15, 2021 / Comments Off on John Ottis Adams
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