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Ocean Blue by scottnaismith

Photographic Prints


80 × 40cm original size
oil on canvas

start to finish Demonstration on Youtube:


colour, contemporary, horizon, light, oil, sea, seascape, sky

Duncan of Jordanstone graduate in illustration and printmaking 2000.

After 10 years of painting the Scottish landscape, my recent work becomes more involved with cloudcover and its effect on light and colour through both its translucent and opaque properties. Clouds have the ability to refract and reflect, creating an ever changing perception of light which inspires my use of colour.

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 years ago

    Wow, gorgeous painting, Scott, from the ocean to the magnificent sky.
    I’ll have to watch the video after lunch. What a beauty.

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Just LOVE it!!

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully done!!!! How fun to watch you work!!!! :-)

  • Kostas Koutsoukanidis
    Kostas Koutsou...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful piece. I watched your video also. Is so instructive with funny music. I like the technique very much. What did you put on canvas after primer?
    Sincerely Kostas

  • Thanks Kostas. Acrylic primer, then oil primer, then transition of cool and warm grey in oil, left to dry before next stage.

    – scottnaismith

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    well done ,amazing colours love theis !LIZ

  • JulieWickham
    JulieWickhamalmost 4 years ago

    love the colours and the depth of field achieved – great work

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago all of your paintings are..well done.. it’s fabulous!

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Love your style. I bet it looks stunning when seen at full size.

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 4 years ago

  • Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)
    Martin William...over 3 years ago

    Another belter of a piece, matey. Good for you!

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