The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Creating Depth, Part 2

2. Overlap objects. This is another of the still life composition fundamentals that can be effective in landscape painting. Take a look.

In Fran Ellisor’s Fisherman’s Cove (, the overlapping boats and shoreline add to the sense of depth and receding space:

Ned Mueller’s wonderful Paradise ( is another good example of overlapping items adding to the sense of space. You know there is distance between that big rock in the middle ground and the distant shore.
 To be continued....

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