Friday, April 15, 2011

Recipe for a Claudian Landscape

Apollo and the Muses
If you would like to paint the Claudian way then you can:

  • Arrange an impressive tree or other large object and place it in theforeground of thepicture to 'frame' the scene and to serve as a contrast to the view that opens up beyond.
  • The foreground should be painted in warm tones such as browns and golds – the idea being that warm colours come forward.
  • The background should fade away, so therefore, paint these into pale blues, since cool colours recede.
The Roman Campagna

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