Series 39: CREATING DISTANCE
Distant Textures – S39L2
This lesson is S39L2, Distant Textures of the CREATING DISTANCE Series. Using as her reference a field of sea grass, Dianne guides us through an exercise showing how shapes in close proximity to the viewer, when clustered together become textures further away and will eventually merge into masses of value and color in the far distance.
As images move into a distance their characteristics gradually change. We will see value contrasts decreasing from strong to close, hues might gently merge from one to another, intensities often become more neutral, textures can progressively disappear, and sizes will steadily become smaller.
We can create distance in our paintings by creating these changes in our images. The four lessons in this series guide us in that direction.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different approach for using a composing principle. Dianne’s approach to teaching is to show you ways to think about making choices and decisions so that you can work these into your own unique approach to painting.