By The River: Oil on Canvas

By the River: Oil on 12″ x 16″ Canvas by artist V.W.

I wanted to paint something more impressionistic, sort of Monet-like with a touch of William Turner. I tried to keep things loose and flowy in this landscape.

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Through Hills in Tuscany (Commission) 20″ x 40″ Canvas

This painting took me over a month to complete and is one of the largest I have painted thus far! I was able to get some progress shots, which I frequently forget to do.

Progress shot 1: Here I applied a coat of Gesso and toned the canvas.

Progress 1

Progress Shot 2:

I did the initial block in and filled in the “overall” color, or main color of each sections. Here I made sure to keep the back light and cool. Of course this looks like it could be a painting on its own, but the person wanted more Realism.

Progress 2

Here is more work after adding in more details. I wanted to make sure that one could see where the sunlight was coming from. I also began focusing on the shadows and various textures of the vegetation.

Progress 3

Overall, I enjoyed painting this landscape and I am looking forward to this being in its future location at a school in my city.

Standing Still: Oil on 12″ x 9″ panel

I wanted to bring out the light coming from behind the distant cloud. I’ve been painting clouds, skies, and water for a while now, and I feel like I’m still learning. There is so much to explore when it comes to color.

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More on “Thickets of Clouds”

I was not happy with the clouds, initially, so I decided to reworked the sky a little bit. I also lifted the foliage a bit, added flowers, and lightened the foreground to give the painting more depth and character.

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