Landscapes in oils - two approaches

Two demos with a landscape theme

One using oil paints with brushes and the other with 2 knives and 3 colours

Light in Glencoe – brushes

Rock at Cardoness – knives

Demo 1 – View from Glencoe visitor centre – a toned ground – gestural paint handling – a
naturalistic palette – using brushes and silicone scraper – premixed palette
Observing from photo reference – painterly mark making – building in layers – 1 hour study

Demo 2 – Large textured rock on Cardoness beach – interpreted in thick impasto oils – using only three colours and two painting knives

Working wet in wet in layers – build up texture – using knives to draw with paint – using tonal line colour mixing method

Have fun trying these approaches with your own landscape subjects