Doug Swinton

Doug Swinton: Painting the Alberta Landscape in Oil


Video Length: 1 Hour 3 Minutes
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One of Canada's premiere plein air painters, Doug Swinton, demonstrates his approach to painting one of his favorite landscapes: the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Includes the complete coverage of Doug actually producing a color study on location.

Plein air (on location) painting has long been recognized as the best way to add freshness and authenticity to your landscape painting.

In this video, Doug Swinton demonstrates a complete painting process from on location studies to final studio painting.  The first section shows a method for plein air painting, consisting of a compositional sketch and color study.

The second section shows how to take that color study into the studio and do a full painting.

Throughout the video, Doug share his humor, his techniques and his vast wealth of painting knowledge.