"Jalais Hill, Pontoise," by Pissarro
This painting is really detailed and has a different kind of depth in the painting. The artist mostly used secondary color "green" and have tints of green by mixing it with white and black to green. The artist tried to capture this view of small town with farms around it. This painting has some feature which shows a quality of landscape painting by making it appear 3D by the S-shaped path through the painting which was used as a way to move the viewer’s eye. The mood of the painting is light and looks like everything really quiet. It looks like the artist used warm colors so it gives that rough green color.
The Garden of Eden
Erastus Salisbury Field in 1860
This painting is really complicated and has a lot of things going on and looks like artist tried to capture a lot of things in one landscape. It looks like there are a variety of colors, tints, and shades in this painting. This painting actually has a different kind of perspective because there are overlapping and layering, the S-curve, and aerial perspective to make it realistic. It looks like it on a riverside and a person is getting food and animals drinking water and eating food to give that light calm feeling. It looks like sunrise and fresh start of the day. The artist uses layering and overlapping which is effective to see the notable contrast in the shade or texture of two overlapping objects like the mountain in the back and the trees. The S-shaped path through the painting which was used as a way to move the viewer’s eye. The aerial perspective because of the faraway mountain range will usually appear lighter, hazier and bluer as it gets further away in the background.
Sometimes when starting a new oil painting, nothing can be more intimidating than a big white blank canvas staring you down. Each paint squeezed out on your palette looking more vibrant, vivid and intimidating. In this version, you can leave certain areas unpainted to let some white canvas stick through. It acts as a foundation for your painting and is a great way to start your painting off with some built in contrast and tonal values. As you apply more colors when you start your “real” painting, the white canvas will shine through even greater and appear much brighter. A Tonal Under-Painting- Still using just one color to cover your canvas; in a tonal under-painting, map out where you want the darker and lighter areas. In painting, an underpainting is a first layer of paint applied to a canvas or board and it functions as a base for other layers of paint.