Maybe all landscape painting is about Color and Light, or it's about Light singularly. But when talking about Light, one cannot exclude shade, its helper friend. No light without non-light, brightness doesn't work when the opposite isn't included.
So it's with saturation, a painting can accentuate bright and pure saturated colors when it also shows the opposite, the neutrals. It's playing with these elements a landscape painter never gets saturated by, it's endless.
SSU08-2019 Seascape Plein air Painting 'Clouds - Shade - Light'
Roos Schuring, oil on canvas, 24 × 30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″ Sold / Find Seascapes for Sale here:
As the clouds move they'll light up different parts each time. To paint a light effect it often starts with deciding where you want your light and shade to happen, as you then start to paint it and the view disappears: wait for it to return and vanish again, over and over, so you can pull the color information from what you see. Stick with the idea.
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