Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

Penzance (watercolor on paper) by Andrew Horrod

On Location: Andrew Horrod Watercolor Cityscapes

“A key part of what I do and who I am comes from the fact that I must experience the scene firsthand,” says award-winning British watercolorist Andrew Horrod of his dreamlike urban landscapes. “Almost every painting I do is started—and sometimes substantially completed—in front of the subject.” Horrod says he finds experiencing a location as...

Acrylic landscape painting, Mountain Village Prayers (acrylic on board, 8x12), Hugh Greer

Acrylic Landscape Paintings that Transport the Viewer

Hugh Greer has amassed more than 50 years of trial-and-error experimentation with acrylic paints, and his experience has brought him to a place where he combines his drawing and compositional skills with expert knowledge on acrylics to create lush, inviting works. The summer 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 14 stunning paintings, and here are 3 more...

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A Head for the Hills | Robin Purcell Watercolor Landscapes

“I was probably warped by doing paint by numbers as a child,” quips Robin Purcell, alluding to the intriguing patchwork-like quality and bold colors of her engaging watercolors. “My painting style is all about editing the shapes I see in nature to make a statement about the movement. It’s important to observe them from life...

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Plein Air Palettes

Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.