On the Easel

Dan Scott, Parents' Garden, 2022

On the Easel: Parents’ Garden

By Dan Scott / November 26, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Parents’ Garden

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Let’s take a look at how I painted Parent’s Garden. This was a challenging painting of a familiar subject. Reference Photo Below is the reference photo I painted from. … Read more

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Dan Scott, Maryvale, Cows, 2022, Detail

On the Easel: Maryvale, Cows

By Dan Scott / September 5, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Maryvale, Cows

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Let’s take a look at how I painted Maryvale, Cows. This is one of my favorite paintings from this year. Reference Photo Below is the reference photo I painted from. … Read more

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Dan Scott, Brisbane City, White Light, 2022

On the Easel: Brisbane City, White Light

By Dan Scott / August 12, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Brisbane City, White Light

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Let’s take a look at how I painted Brisbane City, White Light. It depicts a grand tree on the edge of the Brisbane river. It was an unusual morning. A … Read more

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Dan Scott, Brisbane City, Mist, 2022

On the Easel: Brisbane City, Mist

By Dan Scott / July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Brisbane City, Mist

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Let’s take a look at how I painted Brisbane City, Mist. This painting follows an impressionist style, with dynamic brushwork, exaggerated color, and simplified detail.  Reference Photo Below is the … Read more

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Dan Scott, Maryvale, Overcast, 2022

On the Easel: Maryvale, Overcast

By Dan Scott / May 27, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Maryvale, Overcast

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Let’s take a look at how I painted Maryvale, Overcast. It’s a simple landscape with rich greens, dark trees, and a moody sky.  Reference Photo and Study Here’s the … Read more

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Dan Scott, Creek After Flood, 2022

On the Easel: Creek After Flood

By Dan Scott / April 18, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Creek After Flood

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Below is Creek After Flood. It has been flooding heavily throughout Brisbane over the last few months. With that, many of the tiny creeks are flowing strong and the … Read more

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Dan Scott, Caloundra, Shimmering Light, 2022

On the Easel: Caloundra, Shimmering Light

By Dan Scott / April 8, 2022 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Caloundra, Shimmering Light

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Below is Caloundra, Shimmering Light. It depicts a high-contrast scene, with the shadowed foreground framing the shimmering Caloundra estuary. Reference Photo Here’s the reference photo I painted from: Feel … Read more

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Dan Scott, Gold Coast, Sand Dune, 2021

On the Easel: Gold Coast, Sand Dune

By Dan Scott / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Gold Coast, Sand Dune

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Below is Gold Coast, Sand Dune. It’s a simple beach scene, with glaring sun and an interesting play between light and shadow. Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference … Read more

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Dan Scott, Minnippi, 2021, 700W

On the Easel: Minnippi

By Dan Scott / September 10, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Minnippi

(My “On the Easel” posts give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I am working on, what went well, what went wrong, and things I learn.) Below is Minnippi. It’s a subtle painting with cool greens and sharp black accents. I’ll run through how I painted it. There are also some wonderful student works at … Read more

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Dan Scott, Minnippi Parklands, Sunny, 2021, 700W

On the Easel: Minnippi Parklands, Sunny

By Dan Scott / August 30, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Minnippi Parklands, Sunny

Below is Minnippi Parklands, Sunny. It’s a pleasant landscape from a local park I run around. The sun was high, the water crystal clear, and the colors crisp. Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo I painted from: Details Oil on Ambersand gessoboard. 18 x 24 inches. Main colors: Ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cadmium … Read more

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