Sanna Sky by scottnaismith


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

Available to buy on…

Oil on canvas
Original size 60 × 90cm

The isle of Rum from the beach at Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan.

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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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    outstanding work love this so much,colour work liz

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago


  • Linda Woodward
    Linda Woodwardover 2 years ago

    Great painting…love the textures and explosive sky! :)

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    great videos too thanks liz

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 2 years ago

    Wonderful Scott – love the colours & textures!

  • Pat  knight
    Pat knightover 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your creative process. Love the more abstract way you are painting but not over the top. What colour did you use in the first video for the darks, it looks black on my computer but expect this is not the case .When you are glazing do you leave the painting to dry a little first?

  • Thanks Pat. The colour used at the beginning is a chromatic black made from quinacridone rose and pthalo green. The process of glazing is always done on a dry base. If you go to MY CHANNEL you’ll find out much more about my processes, glazing in particular.

    – scottnaismith

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinover 2 years ago

    Great work :)

  • Enoeda
    Enoedaover 2 years ago

    What a powerful painting, very vibrant, great!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Something new here! I like the way the light is broken into these blips of color, Scott. They hold my eye on the painting. I see you’ve got a video on this one. Great! I’ll have a look!

    Congratulations on your SoJie awards today, especially your Gallery Award.

  • Frannie, thanks SoJie16 was great, v proud to get gallery award, thanks! :)

    – scottnaismith

  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniover 2 years ago

    July 4th 2012 Congratulations! Your work is featured in the Oil Painting Group

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