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Old 03-09-2006, 08:22 AM
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Re: ESP (Explore Soft Pastels)- Aerial Perspective

I loved this, Dee!

This lesson was so clearly explained and informative. I just finished a painting where I was trying to convey depth, and wish I had read this first!
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:35 AM
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Deborah, I love The Gold of the Land. That's a WOW painting!

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Old 03-09-2006, 09:12 AM
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Re: ESP (Explore Soft Pastels)- Aerial Perspective

My most recent painting that illustrates this lesson would be this one:

Warmer yellow greens in the front, receding to cooler greens in the middle distance, then to the back slope (although in the sun), then to lavenders and purples.

Dee, this is a wonderful lesson!

(And, yes, that awful bush on the right is gone. )
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Thanks for the effort Deborah, your ESPs are virtual workshops! I can't afford workshops in real life so these are extremely helpful to me. To use the term 'virtual' is a misnomer because these ESPs and WC as a whole give us real help. I can't imagine the cost of all of the information contained in all these forums if we had to enroll in an art school. Plus much of the information is from professional artists, WC's even more real world than art school in that respect. In addition in an art school the number of teachers is limited. On WC we have so many more teachers. BillF
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Another well written lesson Deborah. Thanks for taking the time tp write it. Also a big thanks for introducing me to Tony Allain. I too want to paint like that when I grow up!

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Wow--thanks all! I'm delighted you've enjoyed this lesson. It's a pretty basic part of landscape painting and one we all have to get, but it's something most people just take for granted when they begin painting. I know I did. The good news is that you can learn just by mimicking what you see, but sooner or later seeing the lesson applied and making the connections really helps, doesn't it?

Hey, Kat, your painting is another great example. (Glad the bush did its disappearing act! )

Oh, thanks, Jamie. I'm glad you like that painting. It went to a student of mine--always nice to know who has the good ones, doncha know!

And Bill, it's true, there's a ton of great teaching and learning going on here at WC. Lots of generous and entusiastic folks here, sharing, growing, and cheering one another on. That's the idea!

Still hoping to see more examples from all of you.... Show us your paintings!

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As always for me, a picture is worth a thousand words! Your examples are wonderful! Actually SEEING the techniques used IN use is worth so much! Thanks for the lesson and thanks to all who allowed their work to be used, as well!
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Terry, I know we all would love to see one of your paintings.
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This is a recent landscape, with some atmosphere. Fading to blue and purple in the distance. Color in the photo is a little off, but you get the idea.

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The winter scene is one of my first pastel pieces... since I've done only a dozen to date, I don't have a lot ot atmospheric pieces to choose from... ... this is the closest I've come to it.... I think. As I have followed the lesson and pictures posted, I realize how much I have been missing by not making better use of the "atmosphere" as another way to create depth. In the fall painting that I just finished and posted a few days ago, the colors were strong... even fairly strong at the end of the path... well, at least not misty or blued. So that would leave perspective as the method that created the depth in that one? The weird thing is that both have depth for different reasons... and I guess I just never quite gave enough thought as to the reason until until following this great thread.

Thanks Deborah and all who've contributed!!

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Wow, this is such a cool thread! I'm really enjoying it, and the pictures posted here. So now I'll bring down the tone with one of mine. LOL, this is a very early painting of mine. A lot of the folks here know I'm a real art newbie, started with a drawing class in Jan. 2005, and about March of 2005 our instructor let us try some pastels to try color - and that was the beginning! I've been a pastel fiend ever since.

Well very early on, when I'd only been doing pastel about 6 weeks, I got my first "commission", . My sister asked me if I could paint her an elephant. This was well before I'd ever even *heard* of WC, so this picture has never been posted here before. But this is what I did for my sister.

I'm actually not unhappy about the elephant, though I seriously dislike the mountain in the background, but I was still learning (and still am!). But I post it to show that even then at least I had warmer colors in the foreground and cooler colors in the background.
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Terry, I know we all would love to see one of your paintings.
Yeah--what she said...

Jo, this painting has great atmosphere, created not only by the control of value and color, but also to a great degree using the contrasting scale of the bales and the house. Very dramatic and good example of another means of creating depth!

Tammy, you're so right, the two you show are examples of such different means of giving the painting air. The snow painting uses values mostly, contrasting strong darks in the fore to the soft grays of the distance. The misty look of the distant trees is beautifully done. The other one uses linear perspective to do it. Terrific colors in this one!

I love seeing all these examples. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: ESP (Explore Soft Pastels)- Aerial Perspective

Excellent advice, I've been working on an atmospheric painting at the moment so this was good to read. (Here's my photo I'm working from, the painting isn't quite ready yet.)

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Now THAT'S atmosphere!!!! Can't wait to see the painting, Linda!!!

Thank you so much, Deborah!!
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