Series 12: Perspective without Rules
Sighting Perspective – DVD
In this lesson, S12L2 Sighting Perspective of PERSPECTIVE WITHOUT RULES, using an old shack as her subject, Dianne shows you how to find and paint correct two-point perspective, using sighting rather than perspective rules. In a rough study, she takes you step by step for finding each tilt throughout the scene. This method makes it possible to find correct two-point perspective wherever you find it.
.Many artists avoid linear perspective because they’ve been taught that there are rules to be memorized and followed in order to use the principle correctly. This series of lessons teaches the process in a more creative light, showing you how to render your subjects in correctly without rules. This more intuitive approach requires only awareness of where you, the artist, are positioned and how to find the right tilt of angles from that viewpoint.
Among Dianne’s passions about painting and teaching painting is how composing principles can expand creative freedom if the artist transcends the “rule” idea and instead, transforms the principle into a tool that opens creative doors. In 1435, Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), provided the first theory of what we now call linear perspective in his book, On Painting. From that time forward, linear perspective is associated with mathematical rules rather than a potential for creative exploring. Dianne’s intention is to reverse that tendency.Among contemporary paintings in which perspective is adroitly used, check out Randall Sexton’s Blend . Dianne makes a fun use of the principle in her painting, Like White Butterflies.