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Step By Step Oil Painting Demonstration – Carrara Marble Quarries, Italy

Cat. No. 1257 Carrara Marble Quarries, Italy
Cat. No. 1257 Carrara Marble Quarries, Italy, by Barry John Raybould

This blog post has a short video showing the different stages of how I created this painting of the Carrara Marble Quarries. It shows some of my thinking process when creating a design.

landscape oil painting, Carrara Marble Quarries, Italy, by Barry John Raybould

Cat. No. 1257 Carrara Marble Quarries, Italy – 28cm x 35.5cm – Oil on Linen

About The Painting: Carrara Marble Quarries

My strategy for creating this painting was first of all to establish the major shapes and to create a contrast of temperature between them, making sure that there was a dominant temperature. This means that more than 50% of the painting should be either warm or cool.

You can see that in step 1 of the painting I designed a major cool blue shape and a warmer red violet shape. These were the two major space divisions in the painting, and I made sure the red violet shape was much larger than the cool blue shape. This ensured I had a dominant temperature which is a key principles of painting design.

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Step By Step Oil Painting Demonstration - Carrara Marble Quarries, Italy

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