Relax and Take a Break with these 14 Landscape Painting Ideas

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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.


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.

flowers and mountains
Check Out The Artist: paro.mita

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.

beach scene painting
Check Out The Artist: paulcumes

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.

blue sky and flowers
Check Out The Artist: rita.maristiani

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.

clouds and sunset sky
Check Out The Artist: infinetties

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.

watercolor landscape
Check Out The Artist: sazae1010

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).”

campfire painting
Check Out The Artist: watercolor.only

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.

flower meadow painting
Check Out The Artist: angelikascheibler_art

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.

bridge of creek painting
Check Out The Artist: artmanwilly

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.

boat on lake watercolor
Check Out The Artist: carosworks

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.

To The Moon and Back
Check Out The Artist: infinetties

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.

Cherry Blossoms Painting
Check Out The Artist: jacometlauric

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.

Summer Getaway Landscape
Check Out The Artist: lafemmerozier

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.

California Landscape
Check Out The Artist: kellyahine

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.

Maligne Lake Painting
Check Out The Artist: lindawilderart

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.

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