Monday, 18 January 2010

How to make landscape art

This post will provide an index of links to posts on this blog or elsewhere about the different practical aspects of how to translate landscape into art - in terms of drawings, paintings, prints or photography.

It will be updated with links to the relevant posts as they are posted and/or the index is revised.

CONCEPTUAL
  • why paint landscapes
  • concepts and landscapes
  • "first impression, then expression" - the emotional response to a landscape subject
TECHNICAL -COMPOSITION
  • the landscape format
  • different approaches to composition
  • placement of the horizon line
  • zones - foreground /middle ground/ background
  • simplifying the landscape
  • massing and shapes in the landscape
  • landscape and value patterns
  • aerial perspective
  • perspective in the landscape
  • landscape and scale
  • landscapes through the window
  • staffage - the figure in the landscape
TECHNICAL - COLOUR
  • landscape colour palettes
  • how colours vary according to different locations and latitudes
  • how colours vary according to different seasons
  • the colour of atmospheric effects
HOW TO......
  • how to draw/paint a tree
  • how to draw/paint water
  • how to draw/paint clouds
  • how to draw/paint buildings
  • how to draw/paint figures in the landscape
  • how to paint the landscape in the sky
  • how to develop a landscape series
  • landscapes and mark-making
  • landscape and line
  • landscape and dots
  • use photos to create landscape art (and what NOT to do)
  • how to abstract a landscape
PLEIN AIR SPECIFIC
  • plein air kits
  • the best plein air easel is...
  • choosing a location
  • pros and cons of the familiar
MEDIA: OIL PAINTING
  • painting landscapes using oils
MEDIA: ACRYLICS
  • painting landscapes using acrylics
MEDIA: WATERCOLOUR
  • painting landscapes using mixed media
MEDIA: PASTELS
  • painting landscapes using pastels
MEDIA: COLOURED PENCILS
  • drawing landscapes using coloured pencils
MEDIA: PEN AND INK
  • drawing landscapes using pen and ink
MEDIA: MIXED MEDIA
  • painting landscapes using mixed media
MEDIA: PRINT-MAKING
  • creating prints of landscapes
MEDIA: PHOTOGRAPHY
  • shooting the landscape
TIPS
  • how to eliminate details
LESSONS LEARNED FROM LANDSCAPE TEACHERS
  • John Carlsson
  • Arthur Dow (notan)
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

Your input is welcomed in relation to:
  • suggestions as to what else needs to be considered for inclusion in the list
  • comments on the suggested topics
You can also identify a post on your blog which could usefully be referenced in the above index (although please note I'm aiming to keep the standard high in terms of the content that gets referenced)

This post will be updated and revised with links, as they are posted, to
Please use this thread to make requests for an update and supply the URL for your linkand I'll review it.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Just wanted to let you know that I linked to this blog in my most recent blog post
http://nemcoskyart.blogspot.com/2010/01/sketchbook-tuesday-connections.html

The Art of Landscape looks like it's off to a great start. I need to update my blog roll!

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