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Dan Scott, Tree Series, Overcast, 2021

Tree Series, Overcast

By Dan Scott / February 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Tree Series, 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. Multicolored strokes allowed me to convey the illusion of nature’s detail without needing to render every rock, leaf or strand of … Read more

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Dan Scott, Sunrise, Bribie Island, 2021

Sunrise, Bribie Island

By Dan Scott / February 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Sunrise, Bribie Island

Full Video Key Takeaways:  I drew inspiration from John Singer Sargent’s Seascape, shown below. He was a master of simplifying all the “noise” into something so elegant and clear. I painted this over two sessions and the paint dried slightly during the break. This meant I had to “fake” the wet-on-wet look for the end of … Read more

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Dan Scott, Tree Series, 2021

Tree Series

By Dan Scott / February 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Tree Series

Full Video Key Takeaways:  Depicts the powerful midday sun. The lights are glaring and the shadows are deep. This is one in a series of tree paintings. I used a pointillism approach to paint broken color. This involved placing small dabs of distinct color until the subject emerged. The physical texture adds an interesting dimension … Read more

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Dan Scott, New Zealand, Stroll in the Park, 2021

New Zealand, Stroll in the Park

By Dan Scott / February 12, 2022 / Comments Off on New Zealand, Stroll in the Park

Full Video Key Takeaways:  Painted almost only with palette knives. I wanted the colors to appear crisp and distinct. Notice the subtle color variance within strokes. Much of this painting is about capturing the illusion of detail. How do I capture the appearance of leaves, branches, rocks, highlights, and shadows without painting every single detail? … Read more

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