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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Gradations in Painting, Achieving Space & Depth



Gradations in the elements of art, i.e. size, value (gray scale), and color create the illusion of space and depth. Similar shapes and forms with these changes are seen as being in different positions. A smaller form or a cooler shape is seen as further back in space. The illusion of space is most successful when gradation is gradual. In my painting, The Wreck, the sky and water gradually become lighter as they recede towards the horizon. The green hills in the background are small.

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