September 30, 2023


How Art Works

With Quiet Work, You Have Nothing to Disguise Behind!

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Right here’s a portray contemporary off the easel: Kingfisher Bay, Morning Gentle.

Dan Scott, Fraser Island, Morning Light, 2023
Dan Scott, Fraser Island, Morning Gentle, 2023

I painted this from a photograph I took on our final journey to Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island, Australia. It was 6:24 am on the jetty, with the solar low on the horizon line, and when all of the great pastel colours had come out to play. A number of boats had been anchored alongside the shoreline and swayed on the glassy water. It could have been an ideal second to drag out a small canvas and brush and begin portray. However a photograph needed to do.

Quiet topics like this aren’t essentially the most technically demanding to color. However they’re difficult within the sense there’s nothing to cover behind. You can’t depend on any inherent complexity of the topic or hanging worth distinction or bursts of vivid shade. The whole lot is quiet and you should method the topic with a delicate contact. As quickly as you overstep and attempt to do an excessive amount of, the portray received’t work.

I drew inspiration from Fred Cuming for this portray. He was a grasp of capturing the comfortable colours and relationships of early morning and late afternoon.

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Completely happy portray!

Dan Scott

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