A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!
Days open for signups:
Maximum participants allowed:
In this project, we will explore the interesting world of Reverspective, an ingenious technique pioneered by English artist Patrick Hughes.
The technique involves painting on a 3- dimensional flat-topped pyramid support, creating an optical illusion for the viewer. The 'Point' of the pyramid is displayed closest to the viewer, BUT has the part of the painting that we wish the viewer to perceive as farthest away painted on it. The parts of the painting that we wish the viewer to perceive as CLOSEST to them are actually farthest away. It is a bit confusing, until we actually see it in action, then it makes perfect sense.
The effect of this is an illusion of perspective, that changes as you view the painting from different angles. The effect is actually quite interesting to see, and very fun to achieve! This make a real conversation piece, as well as an interesting exercise in perspective for any artist.
Here is what is involved in the project-
1) I will provide up to 10 blocks to paint on- free of charge- as for someone without woodworking skills and equipment, this is the difficult part. If you want to try building your own, I can also provide plans and/or guidance.
2) Sketch several potential designs for the finished block, and post them in the progress area. If you need help coming up with an idea, check out the reference links. I have studied the effect of the paintings, and have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't in them, so I am more than willing to help if asked.
3) Put the image on your block! Painting is the most common way, either with oils or acrylics, but if you are creative, there is no reason you can't use some other method. Be sure to post W.I.P's as you go!
4) Post your final image in the gallery for all to enjoy!
Keep in mind that the blocks DO require a fair amount of work on my part, so please only sign up if you intend to complete the project. Also, if something comes up that prevents you from participating, please let me know so someone else can have a shot at it.
The reference links provide info on Patrick Hughes, the Reverspective concept, and another artist, Kreg Yingst, who does similar work.
For more information on the project: Click here!
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