Saturday, October 4, 2014

A new perspective.

Oh my goodness, can you hardly stand it??? Two postings in one day!!

I am wanting to learn more about perspective and how to draw it convincingly.  So I thought I'd start with this shot taken on one of the little streets quite close to the Palais des Papes (sorry can't remember it's name...I'll edit this if we walk by it again and if I can actually remember it).  First I messed around with the photo a wee bit in Photoshop Elements, because ....that's what I do.  

I drew it out in pencil first and then did the painting.  At the same time as trying to figure out the perspective thing, I am getting to know my paper.  This is Arches paper, cold pressed, 140 pounds.  I love it.  It's 100% cotton, is beautifully absorbent and does wonderful things with the colour.  (But then you probably know that already....I'm just getting there, you see!!!!  It's all so exciting.)

It's all about learning and finding my way.  I'm trying to figure out what to leave in, what to take out. I'm trying to figure out what I like and what I don't like. And I'm trying to figure out why that building on the left is leaning so much!!! See???? So much to learn!!

So this is my first 'building' painting.  It's a start!!  And there are lots more buildings here!! Yippee!

I'll be back....


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Laine. There is SO much inspiration here!!!

  2. Hi Marny, Yes, it is terrific. I love to hear your "voice" in your postings.
    Your buildings/painting has a lovely "feel" to it. Congrats.

    1. Thanks Laura. It's so beautiful here it's almost ridiculous!!! So many things I want to try's a great way to feel!! Still pinching myself....

  3. wonderful painting of a magical little street - what fun you are having

  4. Thanks, Lesley. Yes, we continue to have The Very Best Time!! See you next month!