Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Blue really does make things recede
When I first began painting I had quite a lot of difficulty understanding the need for blue in the distance to create the illusion of atmosphere. Often I would paint hills or trees in a background in the same value range as items in the foreground of the painting. Once one understands that the distance really has to be muted, greyed back and blued down, a scene will read much more convincingly.
This painting is acrylic on an 8 x 10 canvas panel. I think I achieved a feeling of distance..do you agree?