Distance – Linear perspective drawing and painting

Watercolour exercises 23 (9)

A3 (297 x 420 mm) 300 gsm NOT watercolour paper. Pencil H2. Sable brushes 0/2 – 10. Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolours: Lemon yellow, Indian red, Ultramarine, Burnt umber. Cotton buds and masking fluid.

The decreasing size of the columns gives a good sense of distance, even though the area painted is not very big geographically. I also used light and dark, for instance leaving the furthest view lighter in order to draw the eye towards the distance rather than back into the pergola.