In my landscape painting, the use of forground interest was a really crucial technique in developing persepective. While there were not necessarily more objects in the front, the brightness of the flowers in comparision to the duller tones of the rest of the painting worked very well in helping to create perspective. I also used changes in size to make more depth. The palm trees in the backround are much thinner and smaller than the two large palm trees in the forground. While the S curve or "winding path" is a perspective strategy, I had to tone it down a little bit, as the light in the S curve detracted from the feel of persepective rather than adding to it. Than said, the winding of the dark blue water is a technique that I did use. And lastly, I used aerial perspective. My sky, trees and foliage in the backround all have a duller, blue white feel to them, in contrast to the bright pink and red pop of flowers in the forground.
The main challenge that I faced when painting my landscape was the feel that it was flipping forward. I was puzzled about it, for as I said in my previous paragraph I was utilizing many perspective techniques. What was contributing to the flipping forward feel was the bright light in the lake. To fix this, I dulled the light with some blue and green layering, and decided not to paint the light as far up as it goes in the photograph. One thing that I would do differently is be more accurate as to where my horizen line was. Because of all the trees and the foliage, my horizen line ended up creeping up a little too far, so when I needed to paint my two main trees in the forground, there was not quite enought room.