Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sending the viewer into the painting

Quite simply it is like looking at perspective buildings...because they get smaller into the distance, the eye is drawn down a road.  

In the same way, if you are painting a sloping hill, you need to have your paint going in that direction.

Here, I've done a quick sketch of a beach scene....see how the lines of the sand go towards the sea.  It pulls the eye in that direction...