Norwegian Landscape

“Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.”
Walter Savage Landor

Norwegian Landscape

4″ x 4″ x 2″ Golden Fluid Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This was a fun project!  I have 4 hours in this little painting.  There are layers and layers of acrylic glazes, gradually building up the color.

I started with a canvas that I had primed with black gesso.  I drew the lines in with a watercolor pencil.

Then, I painted the pieces in with Golden transparent yellow iron oxide mixed with a dab of titanium white.

The last two are the midway point,  after 2 hours….

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process.  🙂

About Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor, the tempestuous but brilliant English writer, is known as a romantic poet but achieved fame with Imaginary Conversations, consisting of nearly 150 dialogues between historical figures. He was born in 1775 in England. He was suspended from Oxford for shooting a gun in his room. After he bought and renovated a ruined abbey in Wales, he moved to Italy, where he left his family to return to England. He spent his last years in Italy with Robert Browning and his wife and died in 1864.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 22:37:13

    Love this one! Great movement and mood in the trees.


  2. CarolKing
    Feb 27, 2010 @ 11:40:03

    I love the vivid colors outlined in black. It reminds me a little of early Kandinsky’s.


  3. asmalltowndad
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 15:28:29

    These are great! Everything has a feel of weight to it, from the shapes to the canvas, very cool.


  4. lesliepaints
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 09:38:04

    The bulk of this canvas matches the bulk and luscious shapes of your landscape. I like this very much.


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