I can think of no better painting than Hobbema’s the Avenue at Middelharnis (1689 National Gallery London) to start unravelling the mysteries of the vanishing point. The painting is conveniently marked out in a grid board of shapes.Sitting in front of the painting I started with the central triangle that runs through the middle to… Continue reading Straight to the point!
Let’s start with line. “Drawing is like taking a line for a walk.” Paul Klee Most of us are familiar with this quote, easy to say a little harder to put into practise. Line is however the starting point. The artist Maggie Hambling always starts her day with a warm-up of a pencil drawing. This… Continue reading The elements of drawing