Series 12: Perspective without Rules
S12 L4 Parallel Perspective Plus – DVD
In this lesson, S12L4 Parallel Perspective Plus of PERSPECTIVE WITHOUT RULES, using a creek with waterfalls as her subject, Dianne illustrates how to use parallel perspective as a container for various angles and other perspectives. In a rough study, she takes you step by step towards finding the parallels in the sequence of waterfalls and using them to guide the placement of the multiple angles of each falls.
.Many artists avoid linear perspective because they’ve been taught that there are rules to be memorized and followed in order to use perspective correctly. This series of lessons teaches linear perspective in a more creative light, showing you how to render your subjects in correct linear perspective 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 the parallel perspective is adroitly used, check out Doug Braithwaite’s paintings. See how Dianne makes a use of the principle among paintings in her Earth and Water Gallery.