Landscape Painting Ideas
Landscapes are one of the most popular subjects of many classical paintings. Therefore, no wonder you might wish to create your own landscape painting. To help you do this we will gladly share some landscape painting ideas with you.
What is landscape painting?
First of all, it would be useful to know what landscape painting represents. Basically, landscape painting consists in depicting natural scenery. Most landscape paintings include the sky. The weather, as well as the season, play an important part in a landscape painting.
Most landscape paintings either do not include people, or people do not play a central role in the painting. As a matter of fact, the introduction of human figures provide a key to the scale of a landscape.
Another thing to mention about landscape paintings is that many of them concentrate solely on nature. However, there are quite a few landscape paintings depicting a village, or even a small town. Such paintings are commonly referred to as “townscapes”.
What kinds of landscape paintings exist?
This question is very important indeed, because the answer to it will definitely provide you with many interesting landscape painting ideas.
There are many kinds of landscape paintings. Let us start from the most popular ones. For example, the theme of mountains is quite often present in a painting of this kind. Another very popular subject is that of trees, and even forests. The subject of valleys is quite popular too. Besides, many landscape paintings concentrate on the water theme, depicting rivers and seas.
Moreover, some landscape paintings include town and city scenes, even though the buildings will never play a domineering role in a landscape painting. Finally, even though landscape paintings seldom concentrate on depicting people and animals, some of them do tend to include some human figures and animals.
Here are some examples of landscape painting subjects:
Which artists are famous for creating landscape paintings?
This will depend on the precise subject of a landscape painting.
If we were talking about the artists who were fond of painting landscapes in general, the most important artists include Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro, Paul Cézanne, Isaak Levitan, Henry Bates Joel, and many others.
However, many artists had a “favourite” subject within the landscape theme. For example, as far as “townscapes” (landscapes depicting a town scene) are concerned, the most important artists of this style were Nicolas Poussin, Thomas Gainsborough and Edgar Degas. However, as for rural scenes, the Pre-Raphaelites usually excelled in these, as well as Albrecht Dürer.
Another very important artist to be mentioned here is Ivan Aivazovsky, who mainly concentrated on sea landscapes. Given that he lived in the region of the Crimea, which is very close to the Black Sea, he often observed a stormy sea, which gave him many landscape painting ideas.
Well, if you would like to create your own painting of a landscape, despite not being a professional artist, we have a great solution for you. Painting by numbers is an ideal hobby for all those who are interested in painting, but would not like it to be too difficult. This is the case because not only is painting by numbers addictive, but it is also very easy!
Color by Numbers offers you a vast collection of landscape paintings by numbers, where you will find some brilliant landscape painting ideas. For example, we have quite a lot of paintings of mountains, beaches, as well as rural and town landscapes in our “Paint by Numbers Landscape” collection.
Besides, we have a beautiful collection of Japanese Landscape Paintings, where you will find some beautiful and refined landscapes from Japan.
Finally, Color by Numbers continuously renews its collections; so, more paintings are to come in future!
Are you still looking for landscape painting ideas? If so, Color by Numbers will help you find your ideal landscape painting!