This entry was originally posted on Saturday July 28, 2012

Atmospheric Perspective, also called Aerial Perspective,

is the phenomenon that far away objects start to fade as they take on atmospheric colors.

An object will lose color saturation as gets further away from the viewer.

Thus it becomes more of a blue grey and lighter in value.

This is most easily seen and represented in photos and paintings of mountains and islands.

However, it is also important to remember this in all of your paintings.

To indicate distance within a still life or even a portrait, the further back an object is, it will take on a blue grey tone.

Leslie Lambert

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