Via Lori McNee's blog, Fine Art Tips, I came across this informative post on Six Ways to Create Depth in Your Landscape Painting. Here are two of the tips from that post:
- "Layering and overlapping is effective when there is a notable contrast in the shade or texture of two overlapping objects. This creates extra contrast and helps to separate the objects from one another." The Edgar Payne painting above demonstrates layering/overlapping.
- "Aerial Perspective. A faraway mountain range will usually appear lighter, hazier and bluer as it gets further away. This phenomenon is called, aerial perspective. It is an optical effect caused by the atmosphere on objects viewed at a long distance. Use temperature changes in color to help with aerial perspective."
Check out the rest of the post for more great tips.