Fauna, Flora, Gardens, Goddess Art, Landscapes, oils on board, Scotland, watercolour

GoddessArt – Landscape painting

For me landscape painting can be both challenging and exciting as I try to capture the light and scene around me.  If it’s possible to paint outdoors in the traditional way…en plain air …I find it most rewarding. 

Once I’ve chosen my view I sit quietly and just observe.  Very soon I become immersed in the atmosphere and find the vista and colours around me inspirational to paint.

However painting outdoors takes some organising and necessitates carrying equipment, paints, brushes, water, chairs and some sort of easel before I can even get started. 

And …I need to pray for fine weather as I will be in situ for many hours!  I find watercolours and acrylics are the most practical mediums for me to use when I paint landscapes. 

More convenient than oils to carry both mediums dry quickly making it easier to safely transport the picture home. 

Before I do pack up at the end of the day I take a photograph of the scene for reference which I can use to continue my painting back in my “studio”.

“en plein air” on Thames
Alderney Watercolour 10×14 ins
Devon Watercolour 10×14 ins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s