Work in Progress – Loch Awe, Scotland, Oil on Canvas

Along with the smaller works I’ve been doing, I have also been working on a few larger scale pieces. These are some detail shots of a recent work in progress depicting Loch Awe in Scotland. The painting is oil on canvas and is 18″ x 36″.

Loch Awe - Detail #2

Detail #1, Loch Awe, Scotland, 18″ x 36″, Oil on canvas

I have been working a little slower on this piece than I normally would, in order to accommodate the multiple layers of glazing. I typically work in an alla prima style with my paintings, but the deep saturated greens in the landmass, the varying blues and grays in the water, and the misty and hazy quality to the sky all required a different tactic. I covered the landmass yesterday in a thin glaze of sap green, which instantly gave the more opaque and less vibrant areas a more convincing and natural feel. I then worked into the painting with a variety of earthy greens, yellows and browns. This painting has been a great exercise in subtlety, and slowing yourself down to really focus on the minutiae within the landscape.

Loch Awe - Detail #3

Detail #2, Loch Awe, Scotland, 18″ x 36″, Oil on canvas

 

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