Virtual Art Academy

Category - Barry’s Blog

The blog of the artist Barry John Raybould,  creator of the Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program, and his travels throughout the world seeking artistic inspiration.

Vanishing Sunset on the Mountains, Licciana Nardi, Italy 1

Vanishing Sunset on the Mountains, Licciana Nardi, Italy

In this video, I’ll share with you some footage of the landscape I was painting so that you can see how I interpreted it. Plus a few tips for working plein air. Cat. No. 1289 Vanishing Sunlight 1, Licciana Nardi Italy...

plein air painting Lerici Harbor

Lerici Harbor, Gulf of Poets

In this video, I show some of the steps and process I used to make this plein air painting. Feel free to use the images to make your own painting of this scene. I’ve put some extra footage in for you to do your...

plein air painting by Barry John Raybould

Appenine Glow, Italy

In this video, I show some of the steps and process I used to make this plein air painting. Cat. No. 1285 Appenine Glow, Italy – 30cm x 40cm – Oil on Canvas – 2019 For more information For more...

The Fountain, Chianciano 6

The Fountain, Chianciano

Cat. No. 1259 The Fountain Chianciano Terme, Italy – 30cm x 23cm – Oil on Board Here are the two phases of starting this painting. I used transparent red oxide for the background wash, and raw umber and blue...

Panicale Morning, Lunigiana 11

Panicale Morning, Lunigiana

Cat. No. 1260 Panicale Morning, Lunigiana, Italy – 14in x 11in – Oil on Board The view from my terrace in the morning in the fall. There is a river, the Magra, running in the valley ahead, and in the colder...