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Oil, canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm
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Just for a modest example; I would follow the values as per this work without saying that this is perfect
I revert to what I allready said; Elena should brush off and remade all the scene again considering value, perspective, color, deepness, etc, as she knows allready from past works and experience. Any other or alternative solution will bring no good result
BTW Siobhan. The reason that it looks like you can see through the hill is because the values of the background are the same as the hill ... when you have two planes the same value .. in this case . a slanted plane and flat plane ...., it tends to flatten the picture plane. Generally .. not written in stone ... keep the sky plane, flat plane, upright planes, and slanted planes ... different values. Normally the sky is the lightest, flat plane (the ground ) is next, slanted planes (hills) .. next, and upright planes (trees) ... the darkest.
Hi Siobhan. As you recede into the distance, colors get grayer and cooler. Values get closer together ... so, as an object recedes, the first color to drop out of the object ( a green tree, for instance) is ... yellow. As the tree gets further away ... more yellow drops out . until we see no yellow. the next color the tree will lose is .. Red. That is why trees in the far distance ..(or anything) .. look blue ... the yellow and red have dropped out and the only remaining color is ....Blue. As you go further into the distance, the Blue will drop out and you will get gray. So, let's take the green tree: Sunlit side is yellow/green, Shade side is blue/green. Another tree in the mid distance would lose some of the yellow .. which means a higher percentage of RED will sneak in .. Red with the little bit of yellow is red/orange. Another tree further out and the sunlit side loses more yellow and you begin to see more red ... grayed and lightened, of course. Another tree way in the distance now starts losing the Red .. the blue begins to take over and mixes with the little red and becomes ... VIOLET. Another tree further out loses all the red and now becomes BLUE. Another tree still further loses blue .. and now you have no color .. a gray. The same thing happens with the shade side of the tree. The yellow (that made the green in the blue/green), drops out and you have blue and red left ... which is violet. Further out, the red drops out and you have blue .. further out still and you have gray. The values get closer and closer together as you recede .. so way back there in the far distance ... you would not be able to detect a sunlit side and a dark side .... just a gray shape. I hope I answered your question?
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