Saturday, May 19, 2012


Pond and Pasture     8x10     oil
This one was done very quickly, and was mainly a study in how I could create three, connected spatial planes that lead the eye through the painting and give an illusion of depth.  Foreground -  pond and tree skeleton, mid-ground -  tree, fence and pasture, distance - tree, fence, woods and sky.  I intentionally exaggerated the atmospheric effect by reducing the strength of colors, cooling and lightening them as they go back. I also used less value contrast and detail in the distance. The overlapping of shapes helps the illusion and ties the different parts of the design together.

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