December 17, 2023

Creating depth in your art…

I’m here in beautiful Mexico, teaching another Art2Life destination workshop! A topic came up that I want to share with you. I think it could be helpful in your art. It’s about depth — creating an impression of things in the distance versus things up close.

Take a look at these examples…

What’s noticeable in the landscape is value contrast. Things with more value contrast come forward and things with less contrast recede. Creating depth applies not only to representational work but also to abstract work. The example shows areas with higher contrast coming forward and others sitting back. Depth is a realistic aspect of abstract work and another cool difference to add to your art!

How do you bring depth to your work? Let us know in the comments.

This week on the Art2Life Podcast, I’m sharing Part 3 of the painting I’ve been working on for my daughter. It’s been so special to share this with you all. Thanks so much to everyone who has been listening, watching, and sharing your thoughts. Be sure to check out this Wednesday’s episode wherever you stream podcasts. Don’t forget that you can also watch the whole episode on our YouTube Channel!

Have an awesome Sunday!


PS: I’d love to see what YOU are working on. We have an amazing Facebook Group and I just love scrolling through and seeing artists from all over the world sharing their art. If you aren’t in there yet, click here to join us!

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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