Painting a Landscape
In every country there are an endless range of views. Deciding what to include when painting a landscape is hard.
Consider why you want to paint a landscape...
Once you know why you want to paint the choice of what becomes a little easier. Connecting with your subject matter is crucial. Painting is all about expression. Capturing a 3d subject onto a 2d surface.
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Choose a view that you connect with..
Try and remember this connection as you start painting.
How to Choose
Many landscapes are vast and although you can capture this homing in on a specific area is a good idea. To 'home-in' and focus on a particular view you can...
1. use your thumbs and first fingers to make a frame which when you look through helps you spot a great section of the landscape
2. use a viewfinder (simple frame cut from cardboard)
3. use your camera lens
A digital camera is a powerful tool for an artist because...
However a camera is only a tool. You need to develop and train your artistic eye. Why not think about sketching or painting on location? See the following links: