Art 2 classes just finished up tempera landscape paintings with the focus on Atmospheric Perspective. Atmospheric perspective deals with how the appearance of an object is affected by the space or atmosphere. As objects recede, detail disappears, values begin to get lighter, colors begin to fade and detail disappears.
Using tempera paint, Art 2 students set out to create landscapes with an emphasis on atmospheric perspective. The goal was to make the viewer feel as if it were possible to walk into and wander around. Atmospheric perspective deals with how the appearance of an object is affected by the space or atmosphere. The closer something is, the more details you can see, and the further away, the less distinct. They also used diminishing size, detail, contrast and lightening of overall values to achieve realistic landscapes.