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Some Useful Landscape Painting Tips

Jul 29, 2008
Landscapes are the paintings of the natural sceneries and they are probably the best kind of paintings if done skillfully by a seasoned artist. There are many people who are good at painting but often fail to add the right effect to their paintings, as they do not have the essential tips up their sleeves. So here are some of the best landscape painting tricks that can prove to be helpful enough.

First of all you need to understand that whatever you see in real life cannot be combined within a single canvas. So take the idea from the landscape that you can see in front of your eyes and include your imagination in it. In fact you need to learn about the correct elements that should be included in the landscape.

Imagination is the most powerful weapon that an artist has. In fact you can simply rearrange the natural elements according to your preferences, as they are very important to make your painting look unique. For an example if you see a spring falling from the hills, you can include it in the painting by adding a rainbow that will make it look better.

There should be dimensions added to the landscape that you are painting. In order to do that you need to create a difference between the foreground and background of the painting. Never congest the background of the landscape with too many shades leaving the foreground neglected. You should maintain a balance between these two parts of the painting.

The colors that are used in a landscape are quite important for the quality of the painting. Feel free to choose the colors you like to make the painting look better. Never think that in order to become a good artist you need to mix the painters to get the desired colors.

If you feel that a ready-made color is just the correct one you were looking for then do not hesitate to use it. Mix the paints only when you do not get the right color in the market.

If you are planning to paint a landscape in oil colors then tone the canvas on which you are going to make the painting with the acrylic paints. It will provide a better look to the painting altogether.

Sometimes you might come across situations where you need to shrink the size of the objects, as they are too big to fit in the canvas. You can go ahead and do this alteration to keep the aesthetic appeal of the painting intact. Detailing is an important feature that every good painting should have. Make sure that every portion of the painting is done perfectly.

Try these tips and hopefully you will end up making a beautiful landscape.
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April Kerr owns website Artist Easel Depot which has details of where to buy portable easels and used studio easels .
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