What Is Aerial Perspective?

There are two types of perspective that artists use when painting and drawing. Aerial perspective is one and is described as the use of gradations in color and definition to suggest distance.

Five Tips to Achieve Spatial Depth In Your Drawings

The two kinds of perspective that artists use are linear and atmospheric (or aerial). Linear perspective uses lines and vanishing points to determine how much an object’s apparent size changes with distance. Atmospheric perspective deals with how the appearance of an object is affected by the space or atmosphere between it and the viewer....

Turner’s Bedroom in the Palazzo Giustinian (the Hotel Europa), Venice by JMW Turner | ArtistsNetwork.com

Turner vs. Rembrandt | Oil Painting Study

Editor’s Note: Today we bring you a special guest blog from David Dunlop, an artist who you may know from the award-winning PBS series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop. His new ArtistsNetworkTV video on painting skies is now available, so click here to preview it today. Enjoy! ~Cherie Luminous Atmospheres, Turner vs. Rembrandt...

Every Artist Needs this Guide to Mixing Color

There are many aspects to learning how to paint, including understanding proportion, balance, light, composition and design, just to name a few. Don’t leave out one of the most important aspects in your quest for knowledge: studying the color wheel and understanding basic theory will help you increase your color mixing techniques so that...