Foreground and distance -Catherine

This is a view of Mount Whiteface in Waterville Valley, N.H., from The N.H. Lakes Region.  MT. Whiteface, NHI new this would be a painting lesson in pushing the mountain back into the distance, far away from the trees in the snow covered foreground.  It was a clear day, and the clouds were casting dark shadows on the mountain range.  Not having my painting equipment with me, I snapped this photo and worked on this painting in the studio.

Mount Whiteface NH
I blocked in the darks, lights, and the cloud shadows

Mount Whiteface NH

I used the white birches and snow to show foreground, and muted colors in the mountain range to show distance.

Mount Whiteface NH
View of Mount Whiteface, NH, by Catherine


3 thoughts on “Foreground and distance -Catherine

    1. The clouds coming over the mountain were casting dark shadows over the distant range -very dramatic! Thank you!!

  1. This is a nice posting ( and painting!) because it shows how you developed your painting and turned a two dimensional plane (i.e. canvas) into a three dimensional picture! Real depth!

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