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Landscapes as Subject

Matter

ART One
A Jacobson
Production

What is Landscape?
Landscape art is a term that covers the
depiction of natural scenery such as
mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests.
A scene where the main subject is a wide
outside view.
The sky is almost always included in the view
Weather is often an element of the
composition.
Seasons should also be considered because
they often effect the color scheme you will use.

Main Parts of a landscape


Compostion

Must have clear


background and
horizon line
Interesting middleground
Must have
foreground
A dominant form or
focus/focal point in
which the artist is
leading your eye

What To Include in a Good


Landscape
Climate/weather
Attention to the
sky with clouds,
moon, or sun.
Linear
Perspective which
leads your eye,
such as a road or
river leading your
eye through the
landscape.
Objects in
foreground are

Now you know what needs to be included.


Next step is to think of a scene.

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Cityscapes

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Cityscapes

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Beach/Ocean

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Beach/Ocean

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Winter

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Winter

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Farms

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Farms

Different Types of Scenes in


Landscapes

Mountains

Ways to be Creative with


Landscape
DONT COPY
someone else's
image of a
landscape.
Use photos
from your
vacations.
Combine two or
more pictures
Take your own
picture.
Some how
change it up!

Once you sele ct the scene, next step is to fi g ure how HOW you want to paint it?
Realistic
Impressionistic
Graphic
Cartoon
fantasy /Surreal
Pop Art / Art Deco L ike (Shown)

How will You Paint Your


Landscape?
Here is are more Impressionistic
landscapes

Do you like this Style of


Painting?

How will You Paint Your


Landscape?
Here is are more Realistic
landscapes

Do you like this Style of

How will You Paint Your


Landscape?

Here is
are
more
cartoon
like
Dolandsca
you like this
pes
Style of
Painting?

NOW CREATE YOUR Sketches


Create 4 thumbnail sketches on n12x18
newsprint paper.
Landscape Requirements
1. A horizon line in the upper part/top of the
paper.
2. Objects such trees need to be drawn bigger in
the fore-round
3. Objects such trees need to be drawn smaller
in the background
4. If you use linear perspective be sure the
roads, rivers, sidewalks. need to converge
to one point on the horizon.
5. Houses and building must be drawn in tree
dimension.
6. Ground lines must be draw under objects such
as trees and houses
7. Objects in the foreground should overlap
objects in the back and middle ground