How to Compose a Landscape Painting

Landscapes are very popular styles of painting for artists as they can add some personal touch and style to it to make it stand out.

A landscape painting easily sparks intense emotions in a person who understands painting as an art. Here are some few tips that will help you create some stunning landscape paintings.

Avoid including everything

Regardless of how imaginative you are, you cannot afford to include all the things that you are visualizing within the landscape. This is as good as taking a photo and framing it and this doing so would not showcase the individual artists’s creativity and talent.

Conversely, you need to be selective and only include the strong elements, which give the landscape its character. You can use landscape photos as a reference to provide you with required information to paint the essentials. On that note, you still need to be mindful of what you include in the painting.

Go wild with imagination

For you to come up with a strong composition, consider rearranging the elements in the landscape. You may also take elements from different landscapes and bring them together in a single painting.

Of course, this will not apply if you are paining a well-known scene – for example, the pyramids of Giza would look weird in a painting with modern transport behind it. The most important thing is to capture the real meaning of the landscape and portray it in your own voice onto an artwork.

Give preference to the foreground

Avoid painting the entire landscape with the same level of detail. You can do this by painting the background with less detail and more detail in the foreground. The foreground should take precedence over the background. And when you create this difference, it helps the viewer also focus their eyes on the landscape painting.

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