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03-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Question please. When painting trees in the distance, should I go dark then lighter on top.?

03-14-2018, 02:59 PM
Do you have a reference? What do the trees in your reference look like?

03-14-2018, 03:06 PM
Thank you, don't have reference yet, will work some more on the painting then post.

Charlie's Mum
03-14-2018, 05:38 PM
Depends where the light is coming from..... but keep differences less rather than more, you don't want them coming to the front.

03-15-2018, 01:13 AM
Usually lighter and muted colors the farther away for most objects..
Depends on how far, many miles , a mile, a block away..hard to say for sure..
With acrylics you can easily retouch with a lighter or darker layer quite soon if you think it would look better in the painting..
Some variation due to light & shadows is another factor..