Plein Air Tip Guide Preview: Problem 47

Problem 47: Why Are My Edges Important?
Sunset on Mill Creek - oil - 30 x 24

Sunset on Mill Creek - oil - 30 x 24

Edges help our paintings look more 3 dimensional. Both

hard and soft edges work together to keep the painting

from looking fat. Harder edges make objects come

forward and stick out of the canvas and softer edges

make objects recede, and when you combine them it

really creates a 3 dimensional efect.

You can also use harder edges around the focal point of

the painting to make it more important and softer

edges on objects that are closer to the outer edges and

are less important.

Below is the Video Demo for Problem 47 from the Video section of the Package.