The Gatherers In An Apple Orchard - Creating Depth & Dimension - By Neadeen Masters
This extensive and in-depth painting lesson in pattern form is a study for creating depth and dimension in a landscape painting. The emphasis is placed on controlling color intensity with grey toners. Artist Neadeen Masters includes step by step details in this 27 page lesson. Step photos also show how each stage of the painting is developed.
Objectives of the Lesson:
• Mix colors from a limited palette.
• Mix color value according to the value scale. This will reinforce your knowledge about 'seeing' values.
• Intensity – control the brightness or dullness of color – using toning grays.
• Value – Create contrast within the center of interest area; reduce contrast to create ‘flow’ throughout the painting – using toning grays.
• Dimensional Control - Create dimension or distance within a landscape.
• Establish a light source.
• Develop a ‘center of interest’ area by controlling intensity and value contrasts.
• Create harmony using pre-mixed Grey values and earth pigments of Raw Umber PBr7 and Raw Sienna PBr7 as toners.
• Glazing – Apply transparent color to adjust hue, value and intensity – help develop the center of interest.
• Use a ‘mop’ brush to soften brush strokes when necessary.
• ‘Wet in wet’ casual blending
Palette: DecoArt Traditions Artist’s Acrylics
Carbon Black PBk7
Hansa Yellow PY74
Naphthol Red PR170
Naphthol Red Light PR9
Phthalo Blue PB15: 3
Raw Sienna PBr7
Raw Umber PBr7
Titanium White PW6
Ultramarine Blue PB29
Light Gray value 8
Medium Gray value 6
Dark Gray value 3
Warm White PW6
Pine Green (mixed color)
Quinacridone Gold PO48
Glazing Medium DATM01
Extender & Blending Medium DATM02
Multi-Surface Sealer DATM03
Satin Varnish DATM04
Light Primer DATM07 - Optional - Gesso can be used instead.