The Early American
Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins,
How are different types of linear
perspective used to draw the
Line: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
1 point perspective
2 point perspective
Thomas Cole “View on the Catskill,
Find the horizon line and vanishing point.
1 Point & Horizon Line
Thomas Cole “Home in the Woods,
How many vanishing points can you find? How does
Cole divide the space in his painting?
2 Point & Horizon Line
Thomas Eakins “Max Schmitt in a Single
Where is the horizon line here? Is he using linear
Thomas Eakins “The Biglin Brothers Racing”
Describe the location of the horizon line and
vanishing point in this painting by Eakins.
George Catlin “ River Bluffs, 1320 Miles
Above St. Louis”
Describe how Catlin uses lines to separate spaces
and wind the river through the landscape.
George Catlin “Indian Ball Game”
How does the artist create depth of space here?
Paintin a landscape: step by step
Sketch in your
horizon line and
Layer sky using
Use darker washes
closer to the horizon
Layer light to dark in the land. Use yellows to
illustrate sunlight in the grass.
A Simple Tree in Paint
Leave some areas
the white of the
green (reds) to
http://www.watercolorpainting.com/wcplessons/w Brush strokes
Texture and overlapping areas
create depth and interest
Notice the pink
under the green
grass: the shadows
are darker without
Paint in features such
as tree trunks leaving
the fence white
A finished painting
The darkest, crispest
details should be
Notice the sunlit area
behind the trees
Where has the
instructor left the
white of the paper?
How are 1 point and 2 point linear
perspective used to draw the landscape?
Use the following vocabulary in your answer:
Line, Horizon Line, Vanishing point, vertical, diagonal
Explain how you would actually use the linear