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Cauldron of Waters

Oil on canvas - Landscape painting of Loch Coruisk in the Black Cuillin Mountains, Isle of Skye. 


Work in progress -
Working from my sketches and memory, I don't have access to the exact rock formations so I am making an educated guess as to how everything should look. You could call this artistic licence to do as I please. The sky in the painting will probably be different tomorrow, depends if I like what I see out of my window.


The Cauldron of Waters - Currently
Posted 18th March 2011 at 22:56
Oil Landscape painting. Scotland, Isle of Skye, Loch Coruisk in the Black Cuillin Mountiains.Cauldron of Waters by artist The Oracle EJHamilton.E J Hamilton.Hamilton.
Contemporary Renaissance, Classical Realist.Daily painter.Professional.Classical painting techniques. Master.Masterworks.Guide.Charcoal sketch.Oil sketch.Underpainting.Grisaille.Monochrome.Verdaccio.Dead layer.Colour theory.Composition. Hue.Purity.Value.Colour warmth.Complementary. Gallery.Exhibition.Mountians.Water.Loch.Sea.Pair of White Tailed eagles.White-tailed eagle.Sea Eagle.Blue skies.Sky.WIP. Work in Progress, Colour level 2. Source shows close up of Full painting with 4th sky.
I am now working on Colour Level Two and the eagles are finally starting to become a part of the scenery rather than dominate it.
It's really difficult to be patient and let the layers build up the details over time, rather than slapping it all straight on.
Only 18 levels to go!
Work in Progress, Colour level 2. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle.
                      Close up details of the foreground & resting White-tailed eagle
Work in Progress, Colour level 2. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle eye.
Work in Progress, Colour level 2. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle head.
Work in Progress, Colour level 2. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle wing.
Work in Progress, Colour level 2. Source shows close up Where Loch runs into the sea

The Cauldron of Waters - Previously
Colour Layer one - Everything brought up to the same level
Work in Progress, Colour level 1. Source shows full painting

Foreground - Underpainted
Work in Progress, Underpainting. Source shows close up of foreground

Resting eagle - Colour layer one.Work in Progress, Colour level 1. Source shows close up of  Resting white-tailed eagle head.

Resting eagle - Underpainting The Dead layer (Verdaccio)Work in Progress, Verdaccio underpainting. Source shows close up of  Resting white-tailed eagle head.

Resting eagle - Underpainting The Grisaille layerWork in Progress, Grisaille underpainting. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle head with size comparison.

Work in Progress, Grisaille underpainting. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle wing.
Mid mountain - UnderpaintingWork in Progress, Underpainting. Source shows close up of Mid mountains complete.
Work in Progress, Underpainting. Source shows close up of Mid mountains start.
Resting eagle - Sketch on canvasWork in Progress, Sketch on canvas. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle head.
Work in Progress, Sketch on canvas. Source shows close up of Resting white-tailed eagle.
Distant mountain - Underpainting
Work in Progress, Underpainting. Source shows close up Distant mountains start.

 Work in Progress, Underpainting. Source shows close up Distant mountains close up.
Flying eagle - Colour layer one
Work in Progress, Colour level 1. Source shows close up of flying eagle
Flying eagle - Underpainted
Work in Progress, Underpainting. Source shows close up of flying eagle
Flying eagle - Sketch on canvas
Work in Progress, Sketch on canvas. Source shows close up of Flying eagle
Sky - More detail added to third sky
Work in Progress, Sky line. Source shows close up of Clouds number 3 with more detail added
Sky - Third sky
Work in Progress, Sky line. Source shows close up of Clouds number 3
Sky - Second sky
 Work in Progress, Sky line. Source shows close up of Clouds number 2
Sky - First sky
Work in Progress, Sky line. Source shows close up of Clouds number 1
The original basic sketch on canvas - The original sketch was gridded up to the large canvas.
Work in Progress, Sketch on canvas. Source shows close up of Initial sketch grid

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been there and seen that view! Would be nice to see your painting with stormy clouds. It rained all day when I went.

Anonymous said...

wow ell your such an amazing painter and drawer i wish i was as good as you see you soon

from Emma (cousin)

PS hope Dax has been good xx