This week was another set of cloud and mountain studies, using Noah Bradley’s photographs as reference. It was also the first week of the new semester. There were so many perfectly justifiable reasons to skip painting practice this week. I’m glad I didn’t.
I’ll do at least one more week of clouds and mountains before I move on to something else.
This is an uncomfortable set of sketches. For me, mountains and clouds are some of the most daunting parts of landscape painting, and this was my first attempt at either of them in at least 10 years. The results are mixed. I’m happy with my progress, but I see a lot of room for improvement.
Each study took about 60 minutes. For reference, I used photographs by Noah Bradley. Read More
Part 1: Composition studies
I didn’t post any sketches in the second half of July. Remodeling studioscott.com took up most of my website time. But I was still working on my painting skills. I split these paintings into three sections. Part 1 is composition studies of paintings by Carl Spitzweg, Edgar Payne, Maxfield Parrish and NC Wyeth. Read More
I’m doing some end of the summer maintenance to studioscott.com for the next few weeks. The current set up has some frustrating behind the scenes quirks and I want to fix them before the new semester starts.
Reworking the site is going to take up all of my “working on the website” time, so you won’t see any new posts until I finish. But you may see some odd layouts and new site structures. Be back soon.
This week I made a lot of 20-minute to 30-minute value studies of landscapes, based on photographs from Noah Bradley. The goal is to simplify the real world landscapes into simple compositions with coherent values. Right now landscape painting is one of my weakest painting skills, so I’m using my summer free time to get better. Read More