Friday, August 28, 2015

August Green Hills

Early summer was very wet but after June the weather got much drier and so the trees and grass in Virginia have taken up their August colors which are mostly yellow greens. I always enjoy depicting the layers of hills in the landscape which fade into bluer and bluer shades. Atmospheric perspective is the key here; as an area gets more and more distant, there's more air between the viewer and the subject. And as with blue skies, light gets scattered among the air molecules and looks more blue rather than the actual August green of the trees. 

This is another memory drawing from Central Virginia taking atmosphere into account.

ArtStudio app on the iPad, some Photoshop re-working, August 16, 2015.

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