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Foreground, middle ground and background

Since there is no power point presentation for this week's class (we did a paint along yesterday) I wanted to put up some images to show how this visual mechanism has been employed in different paintings.

Here we have a Morandi, Sickert and Van Gogh using this formula of contrasting dark/light/dark to denote distance and depth. You can find this in most paintings, especially landscapes, but it is not immediately apparent.

Please remember to bring in a pair of shoes for Thursday. Next week we will be using daffodils (and any other flowers you have available) for our still life painting, so please remember to bring some in!

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