Roger Colson // Research

Roger Colson is a British artist who specialises in landscape paintings. His work takes a lot of influence from the ‘changing weather on landscapes’. Much of his work follows the traditional outlook on a landscape with the land along the bottom and the sky dominating two-thirds of the scene. The lack of lines and details in Colson’s work is what makes it truly fascinating because you can always almost immediately recognise that his pieces are landscape based without the stereotypical imagery associated with the genre. His work doesn’t use perspective but instead uses colours to create a sense of depth playing with uses different tones to replicate a foreground and a background.

The lack of lines and details in Colson’s work is what makes it truly fascinating because you can always almost immediately recognise that his pieces are landscape based without the stereotypical imagery associated with the genre. His work doesn’t use perspective but instead uses colours to create a sense of depth playing with uses different tones to replicate a foreground and a background. Colson’s work is incredibly true to life in reflecting the intense colours and tones in the different times of the day with atmospheric light representation.

Nearly all of his work is produced with oil paints and I believe this lends a hand to creating such seamless gradients and opacity in brush strokes, using oil paints is something I may consider bringing into my own practice if I continue to study landscapes.

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