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How to Paint Dimensional Perspective.

Taught by Clina Polloni in the painting classes. This painting was done by Labannya Samanta, a student.

Dimensional Perspective 1This autumn painting is illustrated by the concept of convergence. Which are lines that moves into the distance and converge on a vanishing point.

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.

Dimensional PerspectivePicture #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

Dimensional Perspective 3Picture #3: Paint the human figure and sign your painting.

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

Oil Paintings:
You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 14″x11″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  6. Cadmium Barium Orange
  7. Cadmium Red Medium or Carmine
  8. Alizarin Crimson
  9. Sap Green or Hookers Green
  10. Cerulean Blue
  11. Ultramarine Blue
  12. Burnt Sienna
  13. 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.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes:
Call Clina: 919-841-3132

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.