Friday, September 16, 2011

Colorado continued

Landscape paintings often can be thought of in horizontal stripes of color: the sky, the distant mountains, the nearer ones and the close hills.  I have to be careful to work on alternating stripes and let them dry before I add water and paint to the ones between.  If not: lines become mush and colors become mud!
I had to adjust the color of the closest hill in the bluer of these two paintings, to make it darker.  Things are usually lighter in color (or greyer) as they get farther from you.
Nan Henke
Texas Hill Country Art

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