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In perspective

Part 2 Discover a new way of looking at the landscape as Christine Pybus demonstrates how you can exploit linear perspective in your work


Sketch of Girls on Napier Pier , oil on board, 6x8in. (16x20cm). This painting helps to illustrate exactly how perspective fits into the landscape.

I painted this without any prior drawing, using only brushmarks and a knowledge of perspective. There are two very distinct types of marks on this sketch; a combination of horizontals and verticals, which creates a series of two-dimensional flat planes, exactly like a stage set. Completely separate to those are the three-dimensional perspective lines, which converge at a (vanishing) point on the horizon and link all those planes together. They guide exactly the size and width of each of the upright posts and turn a series of two-dimensional marks into a three-dimensional picture.


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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the October issue of Leisure Painter. We have a fantastic array of tutorials and techniques to try in this month's issue, from how to use masking fluid with watercolour and how to fill your sketchbook, to step-by-step demonstrations in water-mixable oils, oils, drawing media, acrylics, watercolour and coloured pencils. Learn how to paint animals in wet-in-wet watercolour, draw a detailed study of a badger with coloured pencils and paint wild animals en plein air. Understand how to paint the effects of aerial perspective and how to paint portraits in miniature. This month we also have great pleasure in publishing the award-winning work from this year's Leisure Painter Open Competition. Enjoy your month of painting.