Landscape – A painting of a view across an area of land
Note: Landscapes are one of the principal types of western art. They can be rural or urban.
To remember what landscape means, remember the following:
The land in the painting allowed the desk worker to escape (landscape) for a few moments, pretending she was there, with a view across an area of land.
Ivan Aivazovsky, 1863, The Caucasus
For this project, you will need to create and use a viewfinder, explained in the Mammoth Memory En Plein Air page. Once you have your viewfinder, use it to select a section of landscape to draw.
Using your viewfinder and the Mammoth Memory grid method, sketch the landscape onto your canvas or paper.
You can be as detailed or as impressionistic as you like with landscape paintings.
Finish your piece in your chosen medium.
But if you want to produce a more exciting landscape, like ours below, then please do.