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

By Kitty Gorrell

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Learn the way to in attaining realism on your panorama work through the use of the best shades, values and textures to precise distance. With over 10 step by step demonstrations masking all 4 seasons incorporated in Achieving intensity & Distance, Kitty Gorrell makes studying effortless and enjoyable by using colourful diagrams, reference pictures and crowd pleasing side-by-side comparisons.

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This tree line is painted with a light value graygreen, which shows that it is the further in the distance than any other. The multiple tree trunks seen through and under this foliage imply that there are many trees within the grove, giving a feeling of depth beyond what is actually visible. Your eye is led into the distance by the lessening of detail, lighter values in the tree foliage and the softening of shadow values under the trees. The creek leads the eye from the foreground, with its deep shadows, into the distance with lighter colors and values while it becomes narrower and disappears around a bend in the embankment.

Oil color mixes Use a palette knife to mix the following colors on your palette: Peach mix: 1/4 inch (6mm) Titanium White + touch of Perinone Orange Sky blue mix: 1/2 inch (13mm) Titanium White + touch of Phthalo Blue + touch of Quinacridone Violet Oil paints Permalba Professional Oil Colors. 6mm) Sap Green: 1/2 inch (13mm) Quinacridone Violet: 1/8 inch (3mm) Phthalo Blue: 1/4 inch (6mm) Raw Sienna: 1/8 inch (3mm) Autumn green mix: 3/8 inch (10mm) Burnt Sienna + 1/8 inch (3mm) Phthalo Blue Golden yellow mix: Equal parts Cadmium Yellow Medium + Naples Yellow Brushes 2-inch (51mm) foam, 2-inch (51mm) soft bristle craft brush, 1/4 inch (6mm) synthetic bristle flat, nos.

Stroke in a few dried weeds and grasses around the base of the bare trees using the no. 2 script liner and the dark ash mix, highlighted with a few strokes of Titanium White. indd 40 2/21/08 4:37:57 PM 3 Creek In this painting of a landscape in spring, a feeling of depth is achieved even though the farthest line of trees is not too far in the distance. By subduing the colors in this line of trees and keeping detail to a minimum, they will appear to be in the background compared to the mid-range grove of trees on the left and the detailed grasses and flowers in the foreground.

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