Monday, 11 January 2016

'Balancing Points'

I have written something for the latest edition of Leisure Painter. It's the first of a two part article on perspective. Part one concentrates on linear perspective and provides hints on getting angles right. An otherwise good painting can be let down by just a stray line or two so it's worth taking the time to get it right.
I've illustrated it with paintings, which demonstrate key points in the text.

Part two, in the next issue, will be on the equally important topic of aerial, or atmospheric, perspective. This deals with atmosphere and colour, and where to place colours within a scene. Colours tend to appear cooler and paler as they recede. Aerial perspective can be used to create mood in a painting...

but that's for the March issue.