“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” and the charm of a painting rests in the mind of an artist. Landscape paintings are made to present topographical views. You have to accept that the prowess of a painter to personify nature is commendable. It takes a highly vivid imagination to portray the vast versions of a physical aspect of the dimensions of a paper. You feel connected to the creator’s emotions or rather hold your own thousand interpretations of the image. You can see the rivers singing along farmsteads, trees dancing with the air, the moon smiling down and proliferating delight. You can rejoice and sometimes even commiserate through artwork. Now there is a great deal of effort, skill and endurance put to work on landscape paintings, such masterpieces do not possess inbuilt prodigy.
Landscape artists indulge in different innovative techniques to make their sketches look more appealing and catchy. Let’s have a look at the few factors you need to keep in mind while preparing for a prototype-
The timing factor
The four chapters of the day bring different angles to the painting.
- Morning is raw, fresh and it comes with nature’s beauty at its best. Peeking rays of the sun at the dawn radiate the backdrop. The dew drops on the leaves, the clarity of the sky, the clean and misty roads provide a vibrant outlook to the plain white canvas.
- Noon gives the lively appearance even to a dull view. Mid-day is considered to be the best timing to capture bright images. Maximum light falling on the scenery makes it easy to draw minute details of articles.
- Evening comes with the dim and intense facet of a landscape. At dusk, the setting sun takes away squint from the artist’s eyes and presents a more peaceful sight.
- The night unfolds secrets and reveals a million faces of mother earth. This mysterious period of time gives whole new meaning to every piece created as the inventiveness grows with hour now.
The weather/season factor
Not only the turning sides of a day, the changing weather and seasons also play a part in giving varied extensions to the artists’ realm of performance. There is special essence linked with the rains, winds, snow and other atmospheric phenomenon and the seasonal variations of summers, winters, spring and autumn can be also illustrated on the white-board. You just need to adopt effective measures to highlight the distinguishing features between them.
Every painter looks for uniqueness in his painting. A wide range of colours and painting materials are available in the market for the convenience of the artists. The distinction can be attained with complete knowledge about the colours to be used that suit the particular climate. Long-lasting substances are a must to improve the quality of your painting.
The location factor
The comfort zone plays a vital role in generating fine works. So the locale of an on-site picture or the surroundings of your painting-niche has to be up to the mark. All renowned landscape artists have their own nook where they can achieve maximum comfort and productivity level. In addition, the location should synchronize with your thoughts about the outcome. As long as the working-zone resonates with what is inside your head, the process is sure to be fulfilling. Whether it is a group of animals grazing and racing together, a barren or a flourished field, birds migrating in common direction to relocate or a specific pre-defined spot, what you want to render is then directly proportional to what is finally produced. The base of the appealing landscape paintings should be developed in accordance with where you choose to go for grasping the view and which place you pick to finally play with your colours.
The skill factor
The hands of a painter know no bounds. The mind dictates and the fingers swing on the board. A fine skill-set is what takes a painter to extensive heights. An artist is nothing without his artistry. Here are a few tips to enhance your grip on the brush and re-inventing your limits-
- Apply your brains
Imagination is the key to a successful painting. Do not copy previous ideas. Create your own version and produce something new, every time.
- Don’t over-do
You can eliminate certain undesired objects from the sight. Only include the impactful elements that magnify the basic idea behind your piece. Also, avoid extra effort and experimentation with colours as “too many cooks spoil the broth.”
- Paint a sequence
Just because you have drawn one type of art once, doesn’t mean you cannot do it one more time. Paint it all over again, renovate it. Use new tactics to improvise the previous versions and try to grow.
Landscape paintings are not just buildings, plains or representations of the countryside they also include cloudscapes, water bodies, mountains, cityscapes and other environmental bestowments. So there is a great scope of demonstration in this sphere. You just set your wings on the flight, the sky is yours.