My Latest Paintings
by Waitsel Smith
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.
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.
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. 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.
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This next painting is an imagined landscape that I composed from four different photographs.
This is a painting of Edenburg Castle.
Notice the contrast between sky and tree tops, with darker sky and lighter tree tops. This is a typical lighting effect in the mountains.
I love this type of sky - storm clouds with sunlight shining through, which typically takes place in late afternoon.
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This is my favorite part of the painting. It reminds me of 19th Century American landscape painters.
Another detail I really like.
More stormy sky, more tree tops and a Scottish castle - all washed in late afternoon sun.
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Waitsel Smith, April 14, 2011
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