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Painting Smog - Six Secrets for Creating Atmosphere

6 monthes ago   |   By Gurney Journey

It's time to paint that parking lot in Kingston, New York. It was a nice clear day, but I added warm, smoky air to add more atmosphere and depth.
Six tips for creating depth1. Face the view into the sun.2. Limit values to: a) light areas , and b) dark areas .3. Save darkest dark to a few small areas in the foreground. 4. Raise the value of the darks. 5. Gradate the color of the darks from warm colors near sun to relatively cool colors at edges.6. Eliminate detail in the dark silhouettes.
MaterialsThe paint is casein in a Pentalic watercolor sketchbook. Richeson Travel brush set : Water cup...
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