mixing greens

Mixing Greens

Mixing greens need not be a challenge. Have you seen any paintings in which the green colors are almost neon-like bright and do not look natural? If it’s a landscape, the different greens in the scene look as if they do not belong together. That’s because many artists face the challenge of mixing green colors …

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6 Ways to Achieve Aerial Perspective in Painting

6 Aerial Perspective Phenomena That Add Depth

Want to add a feeling of distance in your paintings? We can use the principles of aerial perspective to do that. Here are the 6 aerial/atmospheric perspective phenomena that occur in nature. As the distance increases,
Colors become lighter and closer to sky color
We see fewer details in objects
Edges become blurred
Value Contrast reduces
Size of objects reduces
Overall values become lighter
The video below shows how I use these in a painting.