Single Vanishing Point

As part of the Drawing & Watercolour course I teach at Merton Adult Education, I’ve been explaining perspective basics to my students. This has not only given me the chance to brush up my creeky perspective skills, but also to tackle subjects I would normally avoid.

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In this small watercolour I worked from a photograph of a canal in Venice, courtesy of Pinterest.

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As the original photo shows there’s a basic sense of one vanishing point. However, trying to literally copy this following the vanishing point is a big lesson 1 challenge. That’s why the painting was simplified.