Saturday, January 26, 2013

Monument Valley IV

1.91 Monument Valley IV. This was an extremely quick painting. I wanted to focus on emphasizing the distance as the buttes receded on the horizon. As usual, I did this by adding increasing amounts of grey to the colors that I mixed for highlights and shadows. In this instance, I think that the difference between each level in the painting was too much and that the buttes appear to be of different colors rather than farther away. The ground is all the same shade because it was supposed to be a hill in the foreground. Perhaps this is not obvious and that is what makes the colors in the distance seem so false.

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