Series 12: Perspective without Rules
S12 L1 Many Shapes, One Point – DVD
In this lesson, S11L4 Many Shapes, One Point of PERSPECTIVE WITHOUT RULES, using a European street scene as her subject, Dianne shows you how to find the tilt of shapes, then paint them with one point perspective by using a single reference towards which your edges will tilt. She takes you step by step for finding each tilt towards one point throughout the scene.
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 one-point perspective is adroitly used, check out Randall Sexton’s Blend . Dianne makes a fun use of the principle in her painting, Like White Butterflies.