Creating Atmospheric Perspective


This is one of Tom’s most beautiful landscapes, with it’s trees and flowers and gorgeous colors! I enjoyed his explanation of how he created atmospheric perspective. -SF

Tom wrote:

Brown County Indiana is famous as an art colony. In the late 1800s a group of artists settled there. Since then, hundreds of other artists have felt that Brown County was their spiritual home. The town has a charming area with shops, restaurants, hotels and cabins. A favorite place to go is the Artist’s Colony Inn. They have a great restaurant.

One morning I was in the area. As I walked toward the Inn, a group of ladies lined up and went in for breakfast. I was intrigued by the sunlight behind them. The glow of the sun made the leaves in the trees a bright yellow, while the shadow side was blue. The buildings in the shade had a bluish tint and the others were slightly yellow from the sun.

I have tried to duplicate the feeling of that morning. I put the hanging plants and flowers in front of them to create atmospheric perspective. The flags above the woman’s head are painted small, giving the impression they are further back.

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July 30, 2010

Sarah @ 7:27 am #

What beautiful vibrant colors! This is a fun painting.

August 2, 2010

Susie @ 12:43 am #

I’ve seen this painting and it’s spectacular!!

August 31, 2010

Christine Roach @ 10:23 am #

Love this one. Wish it was mine.

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