Thursday, January 14, 2010

Aerial Perspective--Reminding Myself of the Basics

It has been a while since a landscape painting has stumbled off my brush. Today's little 5x7 inch painting was a good review of some of the things I don't want to forget about painting landscape. A little trick I've used to create arial perspective is to paint the sky first and then paint the distant tree line right into the sky color. The sky color, a mixture of ultramarine blue and titanium white, acts like the moisure in the air that causes trees in the distance to have a blue cast. Yellow advances and blue receeds. This little painting served as a reminder of simple ideas I don't want to forget.
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