Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter

Winter on the River Gryffe - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Winter on the River Gryffe

Oil on Linen Panel|6" x 8"

This is a painting of the River Gryffe in Scotland. I visited our “homeland” of Houston, Scotland a couple of years ago, and we stayed at a B&B that was right off the River Gryffe. We were there in July so it wan’t quite this cold, but they had a photo of the river in winter on their Facebook page that I loved and had to paint.

This one is unique because I’ve been experimenting with using much more of a limited palette. There are only three colors in the whole things and it’s just white, transparent red oxide, and ultramarine blue. It’s crazy how much of a color range you can get from just a red and blue.

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