Painting Process

Tree Series, Overcast, Elora and Chontele

How to Paint Overlapping Objects

By Dan Scott / December 6, 2021 / 98 Comments

Let’s take a look at how to paint overlapping objects. As you might already know, I’ve been working on a tree series lately. The main challenge with this series has been dealing with the complex arrangement of overlapping objects. All the leaves, branches, sky, grass, dappled light, and shadows are so tightly woven together it … Read more

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5 Things To Do Before You Start Your Painting

By Dan Scott / July 22, 2018 / 8 Comments

I previously wrote about 11 things you should do after you finish your painting, so I thought it only makes sense to also write about what you should do before you start. I am a firm believer that some of the most important work happens before you even pick up your brush. Below are some … Read more

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