October 10, 2012

Aerial Perspective in Art

Aerial (or atmospheric) perspective has always fascinated me.

I love looking at the colors fade and observing the shifts of values  in the distance.
It keeps me entertained when I drive, and  captivates me when I look at art.

Reading about aerial perspective in art books inspired me to write an article about it and share it on hubpages.com.
If you wish to read it,  click here.

October 6, 2012

A Landscape View From our Vacation in Mexico Last year

"View of Tulum"
18" x 24" (45.7 cm x 61 cm)
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, Framed

Last year we went to the Riviera Maya, and it was the first family vacation for the four of us ever, unless you count when we go to Italy to see our folks, but that's home, different from a full blown vacation.
We had a wonderful time, and I took several photos. This is one of my favorites and I have wanted to paint it ever since.

Finally I completed the painting. It took me a while, I got frustrated and I set the painting aside for several weeks, and then brought it out again to continue painting with fresh eyes.

Seeing it next to the photo, it looks quite different, starting from the sand that is not as white, but when I tried to paint it clear, the big light area was getting too much attention, distracting from the rocks and the ancient building, which I wanted to be the center of interest. So I darkened the sand and changed few things accordingly.
Looking back it was a fun process, and the thing that makes me happier about this painting is recognizing how much I learned doing it. :)

Prints Available

How would you like to hang a print of this view in your home?
The original painting is still available, or you can have it printed any size of your choice and on any support. Check it out!

This sounds like an appropriate quote to close today:

"The journey is the reward."
~Chinese Proverb
Example of how a framed print would look like