Friday, March 11, 2011


I've been reading several books recently on the use of color and how color affects the perception of depth in a painting. After reading these books I became greatly dissatisfied with a recent painting, Field of Tulips; one which depends on there being a sense of depth in the painting. So...I made some changes. I don't generally make such significant changes to my paintings after they are finished, but I wanted to see what I could do with my new-found knowledge. I think the resulting changes convey depth better than before. (note: I only made changes to the top 2/3 of the painting.) Here are the before and after pictures:For sale at my Ugallery page.


  1. Yeah, that is a huge difference. Can you tell us what book?

  2. There are several actually. Here is a list:

    "The Painterly Approach" by Rob Rohm
    "Mastering Color" by Vicki McMurry
    "Capturing Radiant Light and Color in Oils and Soft Pastels" by Susan Sarback

    I'd recommend them all.



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