The fifth painting term is atmospheric effect, this is how the atmosphere affects the view. So, a red roof might appear purple in the distance, the sky might be violet or rose colour due to the sun, pollution, dust and/or rain.
Other painting terminology that we will cover in future oil painting blogs will include primary light source, indirect light, tints, shades, tones, relativity, negative space, alla prima, chiaroscuro, grounds, composition, gesso, sfumato, texture, blending, camera obscura, perspective, focal points, colour bias underpainting, opaque/transparent, massing or blocking in, rheology, scumbles, impasto, grisaille, direct painting etc. If there are any art terms you would like me to explain in any of our future painting blogs – just send me a message.
In our next Blog, we will begin our journey through the Secondary Colours, commencing with the colour Green then Violet and finally Orange.
Until then stay safe and keep painting.