Making the modellos Sepia trials acrylic on paper
Developing colour and the final modellos featuring Catbells acrylic on paper and the final modellos
Commission The two Derwentwater Fells tryptichs that I painted at Lingholm is the largest of my commissioned works. The process and techniques however remain the same. I will try and take you through the steps quickly and then direct you to the Lingholm site for more information. The piece featured is Borrowdale Gates one of a group of trial works in acrylics on paper
Developing the final paintings. Showing below the stages of Derwentwater Fells North
What is a landscape painting?
In the contemporary realm of painting today, artists and gallery's often relate to styles inspired by past artistic movements. One genre that has particularly strong roots in the past is landscape painting. Today, contemporary artists who work in this style visually demonstrate the ways in which their work has been inspired by the age-old genre, which is characterized by an interest in portraying nature. For me, I am drawn to the International Impressionists, 18C British Sublime painters such as Turner and Constable as well as their modern equivalents John Piper, Kyffin Williams and the Scottish Colourists and the Irishman James Herbert Craig work in Donegal.
Landscape painting (or landscape art) refers to an artistic genre defined by a focus on natural scenery as subject matter. Landscape paintings can depict a variety of settings, such as mountains, forests, rivers, and beaches. They often offer a wide view of the scene, and usually place some focus on the sky.
Artists choose landscapes as their subjects for a variety of reasons. In addition to wanting to represent or replicate their obvious beauty, some artists opt to create these depictions to study and explore various aesthetic elements, like light, color, and texture. Additionally, some artists also use scenes of nature as a way to tell a story, illustrate an idea, or conceptualize a metaphor.
Tracing the genre's evolution and looking at well-known landscape paintings throughout history enables one to visually recognize these differences and understand where contemporary landscape painters may find their inspiration.
A whole series of developments took place (featured on the next page). in order to ensure that the colour and formas well as subject matter was appropiate and approved by the client before I commited to painting the two 6x4 metre triptychs. Fine immediatly below a painting of the northern Derwentwater Fells and Skiddaw range and below that Derwentwaters Southern Fells and the Jaws of Borrowdale.