Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

Learn the fundamentals of landscape painting with these helpful articles from ArtistsNetwork. Whether you’re looking to get best practices for plein air painting, general information on impressionist landscapes and landscape painters, or instruction on the oil painting landscape, acrylic landscape painting, the pastel landscape or landscape painting tips, you’ve come to the right place.

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Oil Palettes for Landscapes and Figures

I experiment extensively with different brands of pigments in order to find the properties of each color that best suit my techniques. Because I paint in many layers, I have to be concerned with the drying properties of each pigment. I work with faster-drying colors in the beginning and then slower-drying ones for the...

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A Penchant for Plein Air | Mike Kowalski Watercolor Paintings

Mike Kowalski enjoys the myriad challenges—and the resultant rewards—of painting outdoors to capture light and space in his watercolor paintings. Underpinned by sure draftsmanship, a firm grip on perspective and a fine eye for color value, Kowalski’s brushwork is fast, animated and direct. Working within the natural constraints of plein air painting—with its shortage...

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Imaginary Worlds | David Brayne Watercolor Paintings

British artist David Brayne’s contemplative figures and moody waterscapes on textured surfaces convey lyrical narratives entrusted to the viewer’s interpretation. While textured surfaces and imagination may be at the heart of Brayne’s work, it doesn’t mean he isn’t influenced by his environment. At one time, he lived in Lincolnshire, a notoriously flat part of England...

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Draw a House Using Two-Point Perspective

Learn the basics of two-point perspective by constructing a simple house together step by step. We’ll imagine the house is on a little hill and we’re viewing it from somewhere down the hill; that is, our eye level is below the house. The structure is turned so that it’s in two-point perspective—we can see...

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Watercolor Painting: Landscapes that Sparkle

What’s so great about landscape painting? A lot of things, as it turns out. Landscape painting offers something different to every painter; whether it’s capturing the fleeting beauty of a changing landscape, the pull of a a coastal seascape you return to every summer, or even just a small patch of land at the...

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Learn How to Paint Water in Watercolor: 3 Demos

A Mesmerizing Subject Water is always changing, always different. It can act as a mirror, reflecting its surroundings back at us, or it can be opaque and impossible to read; it can be calm or whipped up by weather, deep or shallow, sometimes it moves, sometimes it’s still. It flows through our literature, adding...