How do you create perspective in your oil paintings?

Perspective in painting is achieved by several factors. One, a composition can lead the eye back into the painting to create “distance” such as a road going off in the distance. Less texture or details in the background can also add to the effect of perspective or distance. Cooler, bluer colours receed to make the items appear to be farther away, while warmer colours bring things more in the foreground. Values that are closer together or grayed down (no real dark or real light) will also cause the “mountain” or “distant trees” to appear farther back.