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Montenegro Villa

oil painting landscape in Montenegro, by Barry John Raybould
Montenegro Villa, by Barry John Raybould, Oil on Linen, 21.5cm x 21.5cm, 2021

Here is a video of how I took a scene and used a process of exploration to turn it into a painting.

The lighting on this day was very flat and I wasn’t sure I could make a painting out of it. So I worked up a notan design in my sketchbook to work out an interesting division of grays in the painting, and then started to explore color harmonies.

One tip on a gray day like this, is to exaggerate the temperature differences in the patches of paint. Then you can try to find some color harmony between these patches.

I took some video that I thought you mind find helpful that shows some of this process.

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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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