Color in Nature

This gallery is an analysis on the color scheme used in several different landscape artist's paintings.-Trussell Giles

Blakelock uses a lot of browns and dull oranges to create this painting. It gives the painting a very serene feel to the early smokey morning being conveyed.
Blakelock uses dark oranges and browns in this painting as well, but this painting has a much more ominous feeling to it. He also uses a lot of grays in the sky to show how bleak it is.
Blakelock mainly uses variations of yellow throughout this painting. This one is different compared to the last two paintings because instead of showing a lot of detail in the foreground, he paints the trees as silhouettes and puts the emphasis on the background.
As Blakelock got older, his painting style and technique began to change drastically compared to his earlier years, but he continued to paint landscapes. Even though, his brushstrokes are thicker and more prominent, he still conveys the emotion in the painting very well by using greens and yellows to show the night time landscape.
Once again, Blakelock's style changes even more. Rather than seeing the details, he just wants to give the impression of the sun setting. In this painting, he uses a lot of greens for the vegetation and yellows and pinks/oranges for the sun setting on the horizon.
Onto another artist, we have Aivazovsky. He paints very realistic ocean landscapes. In this painting, he shows a storm that has set in off shore. He uses very dull browns, grays, greens, and black to show how dark the storm has made the landscape. The sun is also not seen leaving out a lot of oranges and yellows.
This painting is quite different than the last. Aivazovsky shows the sun beaming through what looks to be storm clouds as if the storm is beginning to subside. There are a lot of rich yellows and pinks to show that the sun is low on the horizon. He also uses greens in the ocean.
In this painting, Aivazovsky uses browns along with hazy yellows and pinks to show a landscape right before sunset or after sunrise on a foggy day.
Aivazovsky uses greens and blues to convey the color of night and uses white throughout the clouds and the moon to show how moonlight reacts to the environment it's in. He also uses some browns in the water to show how dark and ominous it can be.
This painting is a lot more calm than his other painting involving the ocean. In this one, Aivazovsky uses the same pinks and yellows that he used for a lot of his other sunset paintings, but this time, the water is a lot more blue. It shows how calm it is rather than raging with a green froth.
This painting is very different than a lot of his other paintings because it seems to be set more in the middle of the day rather than sunset or sunrise. In this painting, he uses bright blues for the sky and light browns for the rocks.
Here's another artist that uses color just as much to convey emotion in the landscapes they paint. Allston uses light and dark browns for most of the landscape to give it a dead, ominous feeling. He also uses some light blue to show the sky peeking through the clouds.
In this painting by Allston, the landscape seems to be of another world because of its bright sky and mountain colors. This painting seems to be much more happy than the last one.
Here's another artist by the name Rooker. He shows Oxford on and early morning or evening based off of the light provided on the landscape. The colors are very dull as if the atmosphere is hazy and the sky is overcast.
Rooker also shows that he can paint a very bright and saturated landscape. He uses oranges, yellows, and pinks to show the sunset or sunrise. The painting is very bright to convey a happy feeling to the viewer.
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