how are you? i am fine.
i’ve been getting into lots of one-point perspective practice., not that you’d guess that from the watercolor above. it’s very difficult for my brain to understand, but like all things i think with practice it will improve.
careful study reveals which way lines on buildings travel, but i find i have to concentrate too hard to get them right. i’m engrossed at present in THIS detailed tutorial. vanishing points, horizon lines, yadda yadda yadda. it’s all there.
the more i study, the less i’ll need to concentrate in the field, as it were.
that’s the idea anyway.
one can also place trees and various shrubbery in front of things too difficult to master.
behold my extremely lightweight travel palette. wait. you can’t really see it. well, you get the idea! it’s a fold open deal that holds watercolor blobs in the bottom & lid.
found this vintage stockholm map.
i’m taking photos of different parts to paint & label with gouache. labeling things gives me a v. high level of satisfaction.
taking photos of small sections is enormously helpful in figuring out which part to draw. i just figured that out 10 seconds ago when i was uploading these pics. that’s me, always learning!
scene 1: looking out the living room window…
scene 2: at the mechanics…
i’m glad my car conked out yesterday instead of on my way to the airport next week. oyvey!
back soon with a report on how my crash course in perspective is shaping up.
hope you’re well. hope you’re happy. hope you’re doing things that please you.