Achieving Depth & Distance. Painting Landscapes in Oils by Kitty Gorrell

By Kitty Gorrell

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Learn tips to in attaining realism on your panorama work through the use of the suitable colours, values and textures to precise distance. With over 10 step by step demonstrations overlaying all 4 seasons integrated in Achieving intensity & Distance, Kitty Gorrell makes studying effortless and enjoyable by using colourful diagrams, reference photographs and attention-grabbing side-by-side comparisons.

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Some of the petals can be a slightly darker Cadmium Yellow Medium. To suggest small pink flowers, just touch the tips of the bristles to the canvas using a brush-mix of Quinacridone Violet and Titanium White. As the stream moves into the distance, the flower values should lighten and the flowers themselves should become less distinct. Step 13: Check Colors and Values Take a final look at your entire painting to see that your colors and values are correct. Compare your painting to the value schematic on page 44 to help you see where the lightest lights and darkest darks should be, and that all other values are correct relative to where they are in the painting.

The little tree to its left is tapped on with medium green mix. The change in value, color and size all help to push the little tree further into the distance compared to the bigger, darker tree. Step 7: Add Stream Banks With earthy colors of Burnt Sienna and dark green mix, place in the muddy stream banks, varying the colors on your brush and pulling them upward and to the left from the water. Bring the medium green of the grassy hillside down to meet the muddy stream banks and blend the colors slightly to show that the hillside drops off, creating the valley of the stream bed.

12 flat and stay up on the chisel edge. After loading the paint, groom the brush to get a sharp chisel edge. Step 15: Add Smaller Branches and Twigs Switch to a no. 2 script liner, and thin some of the dark ash mix with a little clear medium. Paint the smaller branches and twigs. Turn the canvas and pull the lines toward you for easier painting and more control. Let the brush run out of paint as you near the ends of the smallest twigs to let them fade away for a natural look. Step 16: Finish with Highlights and Grasses Highlight the right sides of the tree trunks with light peach mix, then with a little Titanium White for snow.

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