How to create depth in a landscape painting using watercolors.

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Creating depth in a painting isn't hard, but you need to know the tricks.


Perspective plays very little part in a vista type landscape. Atmospheric effects are far more important. Sometimes referred to as aerial perspective, the atmosphere does interesting things to light as it passes through. We can use these principles to "push" and "pull" objects like trees or mountains backwards or forwards. We can often do this over apparently huge distances. 22 Minutes .




Watercolor palette showing a warm and cool paint for each of the primary colors This is a map of the captains color palette.
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The map shows the location of each of the paints. The group on the left are the sedimentary colors. Those in the right are the non sedimentary colors. The palette is just a cut down ice cube tray

Burnt Sienna
0 - Red
Yellow Ochre
1 - Yellow
2 - Green
Cerulean Blue
3 - Blue
  ...( non sed. )
Phthalo Blue
4 - Cool Blue
Ultramarine Blue
5 - Warm Blue
Pyrrol Red
6 - Warm Red
Info Alizarin Crimson
( Quinacridone )

7 - Cool Red
Arylide Yellow FGL
8 - Warm Yellow
Arylide Yellow Deep
9 - Cool Yellow

140 Lb. Cold Pressed
140 Lb. Cold Pressed

The warmest color is orange

The coolest color is middle-blue

A warm red would be like a tomato (orangy)

A cool red Is like a strawbery (purpleish)

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