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Any Alison House photos to share?... and getting a perspective on things.

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I'm feeling refreshed now after the weekend...we did put a lot into our painting course, all of us. I think we were all pretty drained with the effort of producing such a lot of excellent work. But you have to put a lot in to get a lot out!

Just wondering whether any of the course members have photos they'd like to share?.. I know the cameras were clicking! Please Email any you would like me to put on the blog for everyone to see.

I'm going to look at perspective with my class tomorrow. You can't ignore it...it is the bugbear of many an artist, student or not, but better to face it and welcome it as a friend! Has to be said that any painting involving buildings will look tons better if the perspective is convincing. And unlike with many aspects of watercolour painting which are intuitive and based on spontaneity, this thing called perspective can be learned. There are rules, and you just have to understand how it works and then draw and draw, doodle and play, draw cubes with vanishing points and more cubes after that and eventually the penny will drop! Trust me!

I've uploaded a painting I did a few years ago now which involves perspective. The hollyhocks are the main subject but it was important that the perspective was right so as not to distract the viewer's eye from the main interest.
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