Many artists draw their painting inspiration from the landscape. Why? There’s the practical aspect: Unlike other subjects—a figure model or a wildlife subject, for example—the landscape is there and ready to accommodate your schedule. You can step outside your door at any time, if you like, and start looking for compositions. That said, the lure of the landscape for most has much more to do with the creative aspects. There’s the incredible variety of the land itself, of course—from field to stream, from mountain to seashore, and so on. But, even beyond that, the ever-changing light, the shifting weather and the different seasons means that even the same painting location offers ongoing and endless variety for the artist. You will never paint the same scene twice.
“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” — Claude Monet
If you’re looking for advice and instruction for painting this ever popular subject, the editors of Pastel Journal are pleased to announce an essential resource that compiles some of the very best landscape painting tips and techniques drawn from 17 years worth of insights shared in Pastel Journal. In our new downloadable eBook, Landscape Painting in Pastel: 23 Artists Share Their Secrets, you’ll find:
- Inspiring pastel work and insights from 23 celebrated pastel artists, including Wolf Kahn, Elizabeth Mowry, Lorenzo Chavez, Albert Handell, Liz Haywood-Sullivan and Richard McKinley
- Six complete step-by-step painting demonstrations that show you how to paint a river scene at sunset, a vibrant city scene, a spectacular sky, a wintry woods, and more
- Expert tips and techniques for explaining how to capture the light, consider value, interpret color, and master design and composition.
“Chaos in nature is immediately challenging and forces a good artist to impose some type of order on his or her perception of a site.” — Wolf Kahn
Priced at $19.99, the 158-page eBook is available for immediate download at northlightshop.com. Get your copy today and enjoy this wealth of landscape painting inspiration and instruction. Here is a small sampling of the breathtaking landscapes you’ll find:
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