Series 39: CREATING DISTANCE
Gauging Size – S39L4
This lesson is S39L4, Gauging Size of the CREATING DISTANCE Series. Using as her reference a herd of cows in a field, Dianne shows us how to use a fool-proof method for relating sizes in order to show how far in the distance each image is as compared to those closer to us.
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.