Maryvale, Sunny Landscape

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Painting a Sunny Landscape (Long)

Key Takeaways: 

  • This painting helped me break out of a creative rut. Simple subjects like this are great to get a quick win under your belt. There’s nothing worse than having a painting go wrong after a dry spell.
  • Simple subjects are challenging in the sense you need to work harder to make them interesting. In this case, I used thick texture and color variance to inject life into the scene.
  • I pushed the color temperature of the clouds. A touch of purple in the shadows and yellow in the lights to make them “pop”.


Painting a Sunny Landscape (Time-Lapse)

Finished Painting

Dan Scott, Maryvale, Sunny Landscape, 2021
Dan Scott, Maryvale, Sunny Landscape, 2021

Reference Photo

Dan Scott, Maryvale, Sunny Landscape, 2021 (Reference Photo)

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Dan Scott

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Dan Scott is the founder of Draw Paint Academy. He's a self-taught artist from Australia with a particular interest in landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy is run by Dan and his wife, Chontele, with the aim of helping you get the most out of the art life. You can read more on the About page.