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Evening Shadows, Gluhi Do, Montenegro

il painting landscape of Evening Shadows, Gluhi Do, Montenegro, by Barry John Raybould
Evening Shadows, Gluhi Do, Montenegro, , by Barry John Raybould, 30cm x 40cm, 2021

Read this blog post if you would like to know more about my thinking behind this painting. I give some important tips on the use of warm/cool.

il painting landscape of Evening Shadows, Gluhi Do, Montenegro, by Barry John Raybould
Evening Shadows, Gluhi Do, Montenegro, , by Barry John Raybould, 30cm x 40cm, 2021

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Gluhi Do is a village situated in the region of Crmnica, which is considered to be one of the most fertile regions of Montenegro, with vineyards everywhere.

I did this painting above Ratko’s art residence one evening. The shadows in this scene were interesting leading to the blue gray distant mountains. I love to capture these landscapes that have a lot of depth to them. The most important thing in calculating this depth is to use the principles of atmospheric perspective.

For those of you who are beginners, note the use of warm and cool colors in the foreground. By using warm and cool greens, and also complementary reds and greens, you get a vibration of colors in the grass that make it alive. This warm/cool color contrast is a major theme in painting. It applies to both the painting as a whole, and also to individual shapes within a painting.

About the painting

The basic color harmony I used was Secondary color harmony.

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Please feel free to share it with friends. If you are interested in a structured approach for learning how to paint, take a look at my online painting classes.

Happy painting!

Barry John Raybould
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