Perspective Rhapsody


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This is a scene in downtown Indianapolis.  The large glass building is the Indianapolis Artsgarden.  Included in the painting are all of my favorite subjects and techniques.  I love cars, people, and buildings.  I really enjoy perspective, both atmospheric and linear.  Perspective gives depth.  The atmospheric perspective makes things closer be done larger and with more detail, but smaller and less defined as they are further away.  For example look at the cars on the left, but the buildings in the distance under the Artsgarden.  The linear perspective is shown when the sidewalk is wide at the front and narrower as it goes to the rear.  Everything goes to one vanishing point in the distance.

Look at the different colors in the white car on the left or in the artsgarden.  I looked for shapes and values and painted them.  They eventually came together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating the objects.

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May 22, 2008

Jennifer @ 10:00 pm #

Amazing!! I think that this is one of your best cityscapes. I’m glad to see you doing them again!

May 27, 2008

Christine @ 5:22 am #

I think this is one of the coolest, most visually interesting paintings i have ever seen.

Nicole @ 9:10 am #

Daddy, I love this painting. It is so beautiful and interesting to look at. I think I could look at it for hours.

May 30, 2008

Susie @ 9:49 am #

Great example of perspective. The Artsgarden is a perfect subject to showcase your ability to paint reflection. An Indianapolis business is sure to want this painting–it’s terrific!!

May 31, 2008

Jan @ 10:15 am #

Very intriguing, Tom. I like the name of the painting.

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