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Montenegro Landscape

Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape, by Barry John Raybould, 80cm x 100cm
Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape, by Barry John Raybould, 80cm x 100cm, 2021

Read this blog post if you would like to know more about my thinking behind this painting.

Brushwork Detail

I made special use of the impasto technique in this painting as I wanted a contrast between my focal area and the dreamy background mountains. I used a very large 1″ brush loaded with paint for the blossom, and made the stroke in just one pass. Similarly the other dry brush strokes were done after the paint underneath had dried

Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape detail 2
Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape detail 2
Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape detail 1
Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape detail 1

Photographic Reference for the painting

I exaggerated the color of the nearby mountain to increase the contrast with my focal point and provide a dramatic diagonal to anchor the design.

Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape, photograph of scene
Cat. No. 1411 Montenegro Landscape, photograph of scene

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Please feel free to share it with friends. If you are interested in a structured approach for learning how to paint, take a look at my online painting classes.

Happy painting!

Barry John Raybould
Virtual Art Academy

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