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Part 4 - Exercise 4 "Aerial perspective"

The brief:

Aerial perspective is a device used by many landscape artists. An illusion of distance and
receding space is created in three ways:

• Controlled loss of focus (in terms of sharp delineation between different tonal areas) 498 more words

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Part 4 - Exercise 3 "Linear perspective"

The brief:

In the last two projects, you may have explored some simple devices that helped to convey a
sense of depth and space in a picture. 1,210 more words

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Part 4 - Exercise 2 "Hard or soft landscape" - finished painting

The brief:

For this painting exercise, choose a view of either a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ landscape; this could be
interpreted as urban or pastoral (although a rock formation would be hard rather than soft). 484 more words

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Part 4 - Exercise 2 "Hard or soft landscape" - work in progress

Work in progress. From a north east facing opening in a derelict WW2 observation post on the beach at Keiss in Caithness I sketched this image of the castle across the bay from where I was sitting – the castle is high up on the cliffs overlooking the northern coastline of Sinclair’s Bay: 749 more words

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Part 4 - Exercise 1 "View from a window or doorway" - finished painting

The brief:

For this exercise, choose a view onto the world. Decide how much of the interior you wish to
include and where the main focus of the picture will be. 924 more words

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Part 4 - Exercise 1 "View from a window or doorway" - work in progress

Work in progress. For this first exercise of Part 4 I chose a sketch that I had made using water soluble oil pastels:

For the painting I chose a 40.6 x 50.8 cm canvas board in landscape format and wanted to try out some new techniques. 177 more words

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Research & Reflection - Part 4 - Research Point 1 - Evolution of landscape art: 18th century to present

The research brief: Do your own research into the evolution of landscape painting from the eighteenth century to the present day. Don’t just look at the large oil paintings by artists such as Constable. 270 more words

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