Tuesday, July 20, 2010
a study in aerial perspective
I am fortunate to be living in a wonderful house while I am in La Conner. My bedroom and deck look out to this. The Tivel family has been so gracious to allow me to stay with them...lucky me. It's my home away from home. Every year I come home to "my room." I have watched this view for years and finally I painted it.
Aerial perspective or atmospheric perspective, it has both names, is what it's all about. What you need to consider in order to make it work is the same though. When planning this painting I purposely strengthened the foreground colors and consciously decreased the colors in the distance. Chroma, strong in front, weak in back. Size is another tool and of course linear perspective is another.
On another note, today I will meet fellow blogger Casey Klahn for some early morning plein air painting... More on that later!