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Landscape & Aerial Perspective Study

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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Landscape
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Realist
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In terms of picture space we have shallow space where things appear close to us and there is not a lot of distance to see. (Think medicine cabinet) Then there is deep space where the artist or scene goes back far from the viewer. It is in these deep space examples where we might find aerial perspective. Usually, due to the distance involved things seen as far away lack detail, color gets lighter in value and colors are often on the cool side of the color wheel, blues and violets. Try this web search: Landscape paintings with mountains. I will bet that you come up with some examples of aerial perspective. Now it is your turn to try this out! My little study above shows this effect in the far away dunes and small hills in my study

04/29/2014 Flag

How long did it take to complete the landscape and how did you manage to keep the paint mixes wet and liquid?

06/13/2014 Flag

Dear BobH sorry somehow I missed your post. To the question, about 3 hrs. Some of that time was dealing with tv taping issues. I could have done it in a bit less time. I have gotten in the habit of using acrylic retarder which I add a few drops to the "dollop" or into the color(s) I am mixing. This provides more fluidity to the paint and delays the point where the paint sets up. If you use too much it will lighten your color because you are adding liquid the same as water would thin the pigment and thus lighten the color. So the answer is try the retarder knowing that you will have to experiment with it. Good luck! Michael

06/20/2014 Flag