CornersPosted: March 1, 2017
What makes a corner view so much more interesting than painting a facade? I’ve been thinking about that today because I always seem to seek out corners to sketch. I’m not always lucky enough to find a parking spot with a corner view, though, because you have to be in a place where someone can’t park in front of you. The best spots are directly behind bus zones because the fines for stopping there are quite high so people rarely double park in them. But back to corners…
I love corners because:
• They give me the opportunity to practice perspective, and you can never have enough of that
• They provide ways to break up the composition into foreground, middle ground and background, and allow you to include close and distant objects, which help with scale
• They give you light on two sides of a structure, and even on a cloudy day there is usually a light and a dark side of building, whereas a facade is almost always bathed in the same light unless there are cast shadows.