Atmospheric Perspective

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With Teaching Artist Bailey Chick. 

This is a painting exercise that addresses the interplay of material and light. This is a typical exercise for watercolor, acrylic paint, or inks in one color.  In this video, take inspiration from photographer Ansel Adams and examine the concept of saturation. You can use this technique to create atmospheric perspective by thinking about details that are closer and farther away. 

What you need:

  • A standard pencil, graphite, or water-soluble paint
  • paint brushes and paint tray (a plastic plate works well)
  • Paper
  • eraser and paper towel to clean brushes

How to do it:

In the video below, follow along with Ms. Chick as she breaks down this exercise!

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Bailey Chick is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in drawing, printmaking, and installation. She served as founding director for Metropolitan Gallery 250, a curator with multiple credits, and has exhibited internationally. Chick received her MFA from the University of Delaware, where she also served as adjunct faculty.
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