This art lesson helps to illustrate atmosphere, weather, and pollution. Atmospheric perspective shows the hazing effect of our atmosphere on far objects. Earth’s gravity holds in our air, which is a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, water vapor, dust and pollutants. Over a vast area, we can see this atmosphere as it obstructs our view of farther objects.
In this lesson, students are shown step by step how to paint a landscape with mountains in atmospheric perspective. Every instruction is fully illustrated and ready to print in full size for your classroom. The finished product makes a stunning display. This painting is designed to take 30 minutes to complete in full. The sample is completed in watercolor and acrylic, but feel free to use other mediums if you prefer.