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My Latest Paintings

by Waitsel Smith

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Here are two oil paintings I did recently. I love knights, castles, swords and all things medieval, so you get a real taste of my world in these.

Red Knight - Original Oil Painting by Waitsel Smith

I call this painting "The Red Knight." My models were 1/6 scale figures. :) As with most of my paintings, my favorite part is the sky and clouds, which I based on a photo. The knight is from the time of Richard the Lionheart. He wears the king's coat of arms on his chest.


Model set-up for Red Knight painting. 1/6 scale figures of knight and horse.

These were my models for the Red Knight painting. I used a black background to start out and switched to a white one when I began working on the sky.


Set-up for Red Knight painting.

Set-up for Red Knight painting. I sat on the floor to paint most of this. Photos on right are of painting and models. I alternated between painting from the models and painting from photos of the models.


THIS PAINTING, AND OTHERS LIKE IT, ARE FOR SALE FOR UNDER $500. For more information, email me at waitsel@waitsel.com


This next painting is an imagined landscape that I composed from four different photographs.

Scottish Castle with Heather - Original Oil Painting by Artist Waitsel Smith

This is a painting of Edenburg Castle.


Scottish Castle with Heather - Detail - Oil Painting by Artist Waitsel Smith

Notice the contrast between sky and tree tops, with darker sky and lighter tree tops. This is a typical lighting effect in the mountains.


Scottish Castle with Heather - Detail 2 - Oil Painting by Artist Waitsel Smith

I love this type of sky - storm clouds with sunlight shining through, which typically takes place in late afternoon.


THIS PAINTING IS SOLD; BUT YOU CAN BUY OTHERS LIKE IT FOR UNDER $500. Email me at waitsel@waitsel.com


Scottish Castle with Heather - Detail 3 - Oil Painting by Artist Waitsel Smith

This is my favorite part of the painting. It reminds me of 19th Century American landscape painters.


Scottish Castle with Heather - Detail 4 - Original Oil Painting by Artist Waitsel Smith

Another detail I really like.


Scottish Castle with Heather - Detail 5 - Original Oil Painting by Artist Waitsel Smith

More stormy sky, more tree tops and a Scottish castle - all washed in late afternoon sun.


COMMISSION A PAINTING LIKE THESE FOR UNDER $500. See more of my work at www.creativeillustrator.net

Waitsel Smith

Waitsel Smith, April 14, 2011

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