If you’re looking for landscape painting ideas, you’re in the right place. Painting landscapes is a great way to show off your creative skills, and it’s also a great way to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Let these artists inspire you to dig out your paints and brushes and start a beautiful landscape painting today.
There are many different approaches to landscape painting, so take some time to explore different styles and find the one that suits you best.
If you’re a beginner, you might want to start with a simple scene, like a beautiful beach or a peaceful forest. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can move on to more complex landscapes, like mountains or cityscapes.
No matter what your skill level, landscape painting is a fun and rewarding activity.
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1. Flowers and Mountains
Here’s a landscape painting that’s absolutely beautiful and super inspirational. This painting was done using watercolor paint. I highly recommend checking out the artist for more vibrant paintings.
2. Beach Scene Painting
This beach scene painting was actually done with oil on canvas. If you’re new to painting, this works as a great reference to help improve your skills.
3. Blue Sky and Flowers
If you’re interested in painting flowers, I love this piece that features beautiful pink flowers and a blue sky. This piece was done using gouache paint.
4. Clouds and Sunset Sky
Here’s a pretty sky painting from the talented Mary Antonette. This painting is so aesthetic and really inspires me to take out my supplies and paint.
5. Watercolor Landscape
This watercolor landscape painting includes a beautiful field of grass and flowers, a simple house, and tall mountains. This is a more advanced painting to inspire seasoned artists.
6. Campfire at Night
Campfire at Night is an original watercolor painting. The artist states that “All of my paintings are inspired by my travels (I’m traveling this beautiful country full time since 2017).”
7. Flower Meadow
Meadows are some of my favorite things to paint because I find them to be so relaxing to create. These types of paintings make great additions to your home decor.
8. Bridge Over Cold Water Creek
Bridge over cold water creek is such a beautiful and creative work of art. This painting can inspire you to create your own bridge-themed landscape painting.
9. Boat On Lake
If you’re looking for a painting prompt, why don’t you paint a boat on a lake? Check out @carosworks to see 10 paintings that use this theme.
10. To The Moon and Back
Here’s another awesome gouache painting from @infinetties. The color palette is amazing as always and I love the addition of the full moon.
11. Cherry Blossoms
Springtime is nearing, and this is the perfect painting to inspire you during this time of year. The artist used watercolor paint to create this stunning painting.
12. Summer Getaway Landscape
This summer getaway landscape painting was actually done digitally using procreate. However, as a painter, you can definitely find inspiration with this summer-themed reference.
13. California Landscape
Believe it or not, this is a small 9×12 painting. The artist used a reference photo to create this lovely painting. It would be great if you could recreate a landscape scene using your own photo.
14. Spirit Island
This painting is titled “Spirit Island.” It has been inspired by Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. Visit Linda Wilder Art to see more of her beautiful paintings.
I hope you’ve been inspired by these beautiful paintings of landscapes. The next time you’re feeling creatively blocked, take a look at some landscape paintings and see if they can help jump-start your own creativity.