Dramatic Landscape

Dramatic Landscape


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Materials: oil on canvas

Size: 55 x 38cm

Date: 2020

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SKU: MP00492 Categories: , Tag:


I decided to use one of my precious few canvases to paint something formal during the lockdown, to hone my skills as a landscape painter. I love painting landscapes, and while I’m surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Andalusia, I want to capture more of it!

I’ve painted blue trees and the deep yellow land before, so I knew that would work. However, the red sky and water are new. They actually started off pink, but very quickly turned to cadmium red.

I felt like I needed to be disciplined and get every detail of the painting down before I could experiment and have fun. Once the canvas was completely covered in paint, (I was trying to use the right tones while using the wrong hues) I started to play a little with my brush strokes. I swirled around in the wet oil paint, to un-refine my brush marks – but not too much!

It’s these touches that give the painting life, that makes it more expressive and interesting to look at.

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Weight1.5 kg
Dimensions65 × 50 × 12 cm


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This is an Andalusian landscape painting that depicts what you hope for when you imagine what you will experience when you visit the mountainous region of Granada in Southern Spain. It's looking north from the old road that goes towards Órgiva from the coast. The reservoir is called Presa de Rules. Southern Spain is very arid during the long summers and I wanted to capture the heat and dryness of this mountainous region.

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