Places to Paint

We all have landscapes which we respond to and really enjoy drawing or painting. 

This page is an opportunity to share information about those places and to say why we like them so much

View from the l'Esplanade at Domme
12" x 16", coloured pencils on Arches HP

copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I love finding out about great places to draw and paint landscapes. I've always used maps to try and find out where the good places might be - and now use Streetview to check out my hunches! 

 I've also listened a lot to what other people have had to say about their favourite places to paint and why they liked them. Then when I started to get interested in specific artists, I've also read about where they went, found the images and then tracked down and found the places where those artists sat when painting views which are now well known to us.

An Artists' Gazeteer of Places to Paint

I'm currently developing an inventory or gazeteer of great places to paint landscapes.

On this blog, from a personal perspective, I'm focusing on the places which famous artists liked to paint and the places which I've very much enjoyed painting.

However, I also want to invite contributions from current landscape artists.
...this post is an invitation to say a bit about what's your favourite place to paint.

Even better if you've done a blog post about it I'd like to highlight this on this blog.

I'm also going to try and develop an inventory of 'good places to paint' in the Location Page (see top - underneath the title). A sort of reference site for if you're going somewhere new and want to know good places to paint.

What's your favourite place to paint?


You are invited to contribute to the project and write a blog post and tell us about where is your favourite place to paint - and why.  If you'd like to share, feel free to say what's your favourite place to paint (and you don't have to stop at just one!)  You need to:
  • EITHER send me a link to a blog post in which you have written about your favourite place to paint.  This should say why you find it stimulating.
  • OR contact me (see column on right) about doing a guest post for this blog about the place which inspires you to paint.  The post should be between 350 and 1,000 words and should include a couple of good quality web ready images.
If you can also provide any of the following as well - as helpful information for those inclined to visit - so much the better!
  1. Location (try using Google Maps or Paintmap) 
  2. why it's a good place to paint 
  3. best views 
  4. best time to visit 
  5. good places to paint from in that location 
  6. how to get there by public transport 
  7. how to get there by car / where to park 
  8. anywhere which you would recommend as a good place to stay 
  9. location of nearest public conveniences (or the best bushes!) 
  10. nice places to eat or drink nearby 

Locations - UK 

    Locations - Europe 

    Locations - North America

    New Mexico
    Locations - Asia

    Bali, Indonesia