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Subject: [Forest in Summer - 17] : Filling in the background ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Forest in Summer - 16] | Starting point of the thread is [Forest in Summer - 1]

In strong contrast to the extreme clarity of the front portion of this print, the distant scenery is going to be fuzzier and more vague. I considered putting some completely abstract patterning in there - random pale greens and shadows with no form at all ... sort of a 'camera out of focus' mood - but I 'chickened out' from going that far. We'll try and get some semblance of form, although I have to admit right up front, that in the very small amount of 'testing' I did by showing a few friends the concept, not everybody 'got' what I was trying to do. Anyway, with that green base tone in place, here we go with three layers, a deeper green, a pale grey, and a slightly darker grey:


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