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Dimensional Perspective 1 Vanishing Point.

How to Paint Dimensional Perspective.

Taught by Clina Polloni.

You can learn and do this painting class at home in this difficult time of the Coronavirus. Follow the instructions:

Dimensional Perspective Drawing

Dimensional Perspective Drawing

This autumn painting is illustrated by the concept of convergence. Which are lines that moves into the distance and converge on a vanishing point. Our eyes perceive the world around us in three dimensions. To create this three-dimensional effect, we have to draw perspective that consist on a horizon line, where your eyes are looking to a vanishing point or two or three vanishing points. In this painting we only have one in the center of the horizon.

Picture #1: Start by drawing the horizon line, draw a vanishing point in the center (mark with a red dot). From this red dot, start drawing lines to the outside of the canvas, to the left and the right. 2 lines for the base of the trees. 2 lines for the road. 2 lines for the top of the trees. Continue by drawing the trees following the perspective lines.

Dimensional Perspective with Human Figure Drawing

Dimensional Perspective with Human Figure Drawing

Picture #2: Draw a human figure looking at the horizon and start painting the autumn trees, road and grass. Painting the background images first is a lot easier.

Picture #3: Paint the human figure and sign your painting.

Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:

Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Dimensional Perspective Painting

Dimensional Perspective Painting

Canvas: 11″x 14″.


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  6. Cadmium Barium Orange
  7. Cadmium Red Medium or Carmine
  8. Alizarin Crimson
  9. Sap Green or Hookers Green
  10. Cerulean Blue
  11. Ultramarine Blue
  12. Burnt Sienna
  13. Van Dyke Brown or a Deep Brown

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.
Michael’s: 10pc “Artist’s Loft” white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.

For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.

Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).

Paper towel.

Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

This painting was done by Labannya Samanta, a brilliant student.

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Or, you can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes when the Coronavirus is over.

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Clina Polloni is a member of The Makery and the Wake Forest Guild of Artists. Her oil paintings are at The Cotton Company and local businesses of Wake Forest NC.

Clina Polloni received the 2017 Franklin County Art Council ARTIST AWARD.

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