:). I have been painting off and on for some years but want to get more serious about getting better at it. Me and one of my landscape paintings. Considering that our eyes are attracted by vibrant colors and high contrast, if you have a bright yellow or white object somewhere in the scene, you may get the viewer’s eyes stuck there. Say for example you have a cool blue color and you mix in a touch of orange. Cool colors include your blues and greens, whilst warm colors include your yellows, oranges and reds. What element do I include and (even more important) what things am I leaving out? I appreciate it! Painting fun lake scene is a great way to relax and rest. }, There are so many greens in nature!Green paint from a tube will never get even close to fulfilling my needs for painting landscapes. I am going to read more of your hubs to fuel myself. You can have a lot of fun with painting a balanced picture of sand, water, and trees. In most cases editing the color and/or value of the disrupting object, making it attract less attention, is the way to go. Mixing all three primaries together or using gray from the tube, experiment how many grays read as green once applied to the painting. – Sometimes is good to include everything that makes the scene real, but if I am painting a nice park for the natural landscape it offers, I usually leave out all manmade incidental objects. you see. This certainly creates a very interesting effect. Great for beginner artists, but also useful to those that have been painting for a while. Plus point, painting flowers can help you grow as a great painter in future. Well! It is often much more effective to emphasize certain areas of the painting (your focal points) and leave the rest of the work to the imagination. Simply apply painter’s tape all around your canvas in a geometric configuration and then paint it up with burst of colors. Bushes and trees that are closer to you are crisper and darker, those closer to the horizon are grayer and lighter. With that being said, you should not try and create variance just for the sake of it. However, your advice is applicable to There is little doubt they are in fact grass and trees, however, there is basically no detailing other than some subtle variances in tones. Robie Benve (author) from Ohio on January 16, 2015: Hi heidithorne, 2015 sounds like a great year to start painting, hope you'll have fun with it, and I'd like to think I may have a little to do with getting you inspired! Robie Benve (author) from Ohio on February 23, 2015: I hear you, CherylsArt, way too cold for me too for plein air right now. Thanks Dan,absolutely the tips are really useful .I just started learn how to paint landscape. Use a view finder to block out the clutter! Due to popular demand, we’re offering this FREE eBook on how to paint landscapes. There was a building in the background, the fence was intricate, and the trees were distributed differently. Great hub and voted up! For example, a tree in one place will cast a shadow in a certain direction. I have painted many landscapes, several from photo reference, but as often as I can, I go out and paint en plein air (on location).Every painting I make teaches me something, and in this article I share some of the most useful tips I have learned about landscape paintings. There are thousands of heart-throbbing and easy landscape painting ideas for beginners circulating on the internet too. A list of eight practical and helpful tips to help you improve your landscape paintings. The finished product will not be perfect, but that is not the purpose of it. This painting is categorized among easy landscape painting ideas for beginners. You can even leave out entire buildings, or move them to a different area in the painting, all for the sake of a successful composition. google_ad_width = 160; Don’t worry about details and small defining strokes until the very end. :). Drawing huge buildings to show busy city view!