How To Create Depth In A Painting.

Art lessons on Video; beginner through advanced tips and technique on how to paint with watercolor.

Art Lessons by Captain Watercolor



Creating depth in a painting isn't hard, but you need to know the tricks.



Perspective plays very little part in a vista type landscape. Atmospheric effects are far more important. Sometimes referred to as aerial perspective, the atmosphere does interesting things to light as it passes through. We can use these principles to "push" and "pull" objects like trees or mountains backwards or forwards. We can often do this over apparently huge distances. 22 Minutes .




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Watercolor palette showing a warm and cool paint for each of the primary colors This is a map of the captains color
palette. See materials list below...

The map shows the location of each of the paints. The group on the left are the sedimentary colors. Those in the right are the non sedimentary colors. The palette is just a cut down ice cube tray.


...( sedimentary )

0 - Red

1 - Yellow

2 - Green

3 - Blue

...( non sed. )

4 - Cool Blue

5 - Warm Blue

6 - Warm Red

7 - Cool Red

8 - Warm Yellow

9 - Cool Yellow