On the Easel

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.  Dan Scott, Maryvale, Overcast, 2022 Reference … 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. Dan Scott, Caloundra, Shimmering Light, 2022 Reference Photo Here’s the … 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. Dan Scott, Gold Coast, Sand Dune, 2021 … 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. Dan Scott, Minnippi Parklands, Sunny, 2021 Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo I painted from: Details Oil on Ambersand gessoboard. 18 x 24 inches. Main … Read more

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Dan Scott, Gold Coast, Path to the Sea, 2021

On the Easel: Gold Coast, Path to the Sea

By Dan Scott / August 23, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Gold Coast, Path to the Sea

Below is Gold Coast, Path to the Sea. I painted this almost entirely with palette knives. I wanted to capture that day’s cool sea breeze, warm sunlight, and crisp colors. Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo I painted from: Feel free to paint it yourself. I didn’t paint a study for this. Sometimes I … Read more

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Dan Scott, Maryvale, Sunny Landscape, 2021

On the Easel: Maryvale, Sunny Landscape

By Dan Scott / July 24, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Maryvale, Sunny Landscape

Just a simple one today: Maryvale, Sunny Landscape. Dan Scott, Maryvale, Sunny Landscape, 2021 Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo I painted from: Feel free to paint it yourself if you like. I also did a couple of color studies for this painting (top left and middle): Details Oil on stretched canvas. 16×20 … Read more

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Dan Scott, Wellington Point, Shimmering Light, 2021

On the Easel: Wellington Point, Shimmering Light

By Dan Scott / June 22, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Wellington Point, Shimmering Light

Below is Wellington Point, Shimmering Light. Perhaps my favorite painting from this year. Dan Scott, Wellington Point, Shimmering Light, 2021 Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo I painted from: Feel free to paint it for yourself. Just let me know how you go. Details Oil on Ambersand gessoboard. 18 x 24 inches. Main … Read more

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Dan Scott, Wellington Point, High Contrast 2021

On the Easel: Wellington Point, High Contrast

By Dan Scott / June 14, 2021 / Comments Off on On the Easel: Wellington Point, High Contrast

Below is Wellington Point, High Contrast. This was a fun one. It’s a play of broken color and contrast. Dan Scott, Wellington Point, High Contrast, 2021 Reference Photo and Study Here’s the reference photo: Feel free to try and paint it for yourself. Just let me know how you go. Details Oil on Ambersand gessoboard. … Read more

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