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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Landscape Painting

Every person have something about an awesome landscape that makes one go wow. We all have that feeling especially if it's our first time to see a place with so much to offer like beaches, resorts, mountains, falls - anything and everything about nature.  For a person with a creative mind and an eye for the arts would just have an itchy finger to capture its essence on canvas. For beginners, here are some tips that will help you on how to go about it.




It may seem that you'd want to paint every inch of what you see around you. That's pretty huge to bring it all in your canvas, paper or board or whatever material or medium you intend to use. It would be best not to put everything in. Though it's all there right in front of you, you are not obliged to include everything you see. I would normally scan the area, get a spot that I find interesting the most and capture it with a camera then I print the picture on paper using my favorite medium.

Let your creative mind use your imagination. This should be a part of your painting planning. You don't just grab your materials and start doing it. Careful planning consideration is essential to be spontaneous with your painting. Do not hesitate to rearrange the elements in the landcape. You may want to take things from different landscapes and put them together in one painting. Or you may want to add something to make your landcape more interesting. 

Give special preference to the foreground. You don't paint the whole landscape with same degree of details. That can't be possible because even your own eye sight can only see so much depending on the distance of each object from your view. Give authority to what's more visible and that would be your foreground. Thus, its background should be less in detail. The difference in detail also helps draw the viewer's eye main focus of the landscape painting.

It is always a good practice to mix and experiment colors rather than painting straight from ready mixed paints in tube. Most artists would create their own mixture to give their painting a unique approach to their subjects. Do not be hesitant to do this. Greens usually dominate a landscape. Therefore, learn how to mix your greens well. There are a variety  of intensities of greens that occur in nature. You may or may not see it but there are, in fact, either a blue or yellow in these greens. It is important to take note that the color also changes depending on the time of day. 






19 comments:


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  2. Hi :)

    Beautiful Land Scape !!!

    Also wanted to let you know I stopped by and I will continue to visit ... What a great blog !

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  3. Hi there Yetsky! Stopping by and following you from the voiceboks blog hop. I'm not sure I'm ready to plunge in to painting quite like this, but I find your tutorials inspiring for other arts!

    Gina
    http://totallyfull.blogspot.com

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    I just love the photo!!! It seems so peaceful!

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    Michelle
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  6. Great painting tips. Thanks for sharing this. I don't think I've seen a blog quite like it. Good job!!!

    Clayton
    http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com
    twitter: @claylauren2001

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  9. Yet, you have a great eye! Please keep sharing your photos and art with us! BTW, where did you take this picture?

    Take care,

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    Lexie
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  11. Hi, Lexie! That's the Central Park in Ayala West Grove, Silang, Cavite. Quite busy nowadays but will sure do so soon. Thanks and regards!

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  12. Oh, my...Lexie, we are growing!!!

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  13. That is a beautiful photo. I love it. It's very inspiring. Just stopped by from the Voiceboks blog hop to say hi. I am following your blog now.

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  14. What a beautiful landscape! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following you through GFC and networked blogs.

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  17. Sharon (mrsmomx6)May 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Wow...what fabulous advise :)

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  19. This is great! My grandfather was a paintor of landscapes and he was brilliant! He's still alive but hasn't painted in years, yet he still has that keen eye for art. This inspires me to try painting again. Thanks for sharing!

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