Fall landscape — Day #17 of challenge

painting of hillside in fall

Fall hillside outside Albuquerque.  Click on image to view larger.


I read somewhere that it’s good to paint a sky everyday.  I’m liking that philosophy, even though I don’t see myself as doing many landscapes, because painting the sky teaches so many things. It teachers how to make an even wash of pigment/water, how to have soft edges and harder edges in the clouds, where to place the shadows in the clouds so they look realistic.

Here is atmospheric perspective at work.  the layers of the landscape as your eye moves away from the front are lighter and bluer.  The painting is 5″ x 10″.  

As always, I enjoy hearing from you and feel free to share any photos you like! 

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6 thoughts on “Fall landscape — Day #17 of challenge

  1. Pingback: Hillside — Day #18 of the challenge | Rachel Murphree Watercolors

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