By Natascha Roeoesli Web: www.tascha.ch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evoking feelings is probably the most challenging aspect of painting. However, there are many subtle methods you can use to give a painting that special feel you’re looking for.
Mood refers to the general effect of a painting, with all the elements coming together to arouse emotions and stimulate thoughts. There are quite a few ways of creating mood, including subject matter; scenery and composition, to name but a few.
In many cases, your own interpretations and preferences will determine which colours you use or which elements you include. The eye of the beholder is a significant factor in this respect: the colour blue, for example, can represent depression to one person and serenity to another.
The important thing is to be aware of your own ideas of colour and mood and how they relate to your audience. If you keep that in mind you can’t go wrong. In other words, if you include elements that your viewers are familiar with and can relate to, you’re on the right track. Now let’s take a closer look.
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