Monday, October 3, 2011

aerial perspective

5.5x10 pastel and watercolor
 Aerial perspective is the space between objects. In other words, it is because of the air things appear differently. The glorious humidity of this area (Mid -Atlantic) amplifies aerial perspective, while the dry air of the desert downplays it. 
It is what it is, but still you don’t have to accept what you see. Instead you can make the space. Do you want it to show far distance or a more intimate space?  Orchestrate!  In the distance the air is cooler, lighter, softer, and greyer. How much is up to you. Warmth occurs in foreground, more light compounding onto it. There is an exception to this set-up and that is dusk. After the sun has sets the distance can be warmed by the last rays and the foreground cool because of lack of light and air
When you really think about it, it's amazing! Happy painting.


Casey Klahn said...

It's not just the orange, but the way you've unified the painting around it, that I love.

Donna T said...

Your work is getting much more expressive, Loriann. It looks like you have given yourself permission to interpret nature in your own words.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Casey..always appreciate your input!

Hi Donna!
I am always trying to distill the painting to its essence and not get caught up with details. I am glad to hear that they are expressive. Thanks Donna!

Jala Pfaff said...

I just love the color and abstraction here.

loriann signori said...

Thanks so much jala!!!!