How to Paint Dimensional Perspective.
Taught by Clina Polloni in the painting classes. This painting was done by Labannya Samanta, a student.
Our eyes perceive the world around us in three dimensions. To create this three dimensional effect we have to draw perspective that consist on a horizon line, where your eyes are looking and a vanishing point or two or three vanishing points. In this painting we only have one in the center of the horizon.
Picture #1: Start by drawing the horizon line, draw a vanishing point in the center (mark with a red dot). From this red dot, start drawing lines to the outside of the canvas, to the left and the right. 2 lines for the base of the trees. 2 lines for the road. 2 lines for the top of the trees. Continue by drawing the trees following the perspective lines.
Picture #2: Draw a human figure looking at the horizon and start painting the autumn trees, road and grass. Painting the background images first is a lot easier
This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics.
There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610
You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Yellow Ochre
- Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
- Cadmium Barium Orange
- Cadmium Red Medium or Carmine
- Alizarin Crimson
- Sap Green or Hookers Green
- Cerulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Umber
- Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” that provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark.
- For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
- Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
- Paper towel.
- Plastic plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.
Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.