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Monday, 1 November 2010

Value, Intensity, Focal Point & More in My Landscape Painting





This is my painting, Cottage in Landscape. You can see in the gray scale image the major dark values; the roof, windows and fence. The light is shining from the left side. The muted blue violet color and the yellow color (hues) are complements and enhance each other; the pure yellow hue is chiefly enhanced. Because of the high contrast between the dark and light values, intensity and luminosity of the yellow hue are reduced. The yellow plane of the cottage does not glow. In my previous post and painting, The Poppy, I wanted & achieved luminosity. The color temperatures of the grass and sky ensure a dominant cool temperature. The dark fence leads in toward the cottage, my focal area. The building is in 2 point linear perspective. The background trees prevent the viewer from getting lost in the background. I prefer luminosity and intensity contrast for my paintings.

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