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Landscape Painting Techniques: Painting Light and Shadow in Your Landscape Art

Learn about landscape painting from two top landscape artists with this free eBook!

If you have been in search of free landscape painting lessons, Artist Daily has you covered! Due to popular demand, Artist Daily is offering this FREE eBook on how to paint landscapes. Whether you prefer watercolor, oil, or another medium for your landscape paintings, all 21 landscape painting lessons will help define your skills and enhance your paintings.

From the canvas to your completed masterpiece, this downloadable guide to landscape painting is perfect for the aspiring landscape artist, whether beginner or experienced. Learn alongside two skilled landscape artists as they share their best kept secrets and unique techniques to help you develop your own style of painting landscapes. See your landscape artwork come to life with the help of the landscape painting lessons in this free eBook.

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Landscape Painting Techniques: Painting Light and Shadow in Your Landscape Artwork

We understand your desire to visually see your landscape artwork come to life. That’s why we’ve put together this free eBook with insight from two skilled landscape artists, giving you virtual step by step landscape painting lessons to learn from. Download your copy today to get 21 tips plus three demonstrations of how to paint landscapes and learn how to combine watercolor and oil painting tips with landscape painting instruction to create landscape art masterpieces.

Watercolor and oil paintings landscape

With your FREE copy of Landscape Painting Techniques: Painting Light and Shadow in Your Landscape Art, you’ll get all 21 landscape painting lessons plus three painting demonstrations, right at your fingertips.

Whether you are a veteran at creating landscape paintings, or simply want some basics to learn how to paint landscapes, this free eBook’s collection of landscape painting instruction is one you’ll turn to again and again. Discover why landscape artists around the world love to experience and share the art of painting landscapes. Get your landscape painting supplies ready and begin painting landscape artwork today. Download your free eBook to get started painting landscapes like the pros!

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Part 1: Landscape Painting with Watercolor
13 Tips for Outdoor Painting Success

Watercolor landscape painting artist Joseph Bohler believes in being fully present during a painting session, which is one reason he likes landscape painting so much. He even occasionally uses a recorder to capture the sound of the water or nearby horses, and he will scribble in a journal to note the smells, temperature, or how he feels at that moment. He takes photos, but it is abundantly clear that he is truly in his element while painting outdoors. Being physically present while painting landscapes does infuse the painting with life, but landscape painting on-site has its challenges—not the least of which is all the information present outside of a reference photo. He recommends spending sometime taking in the surroundings, before setting up. "Find your spot, find the subject, focus in, and go for it," Bohler says. "Don't look around the whole time wondering about other views. This methodology pays off in his watercolor landscape paintings. Even when his source material is very busy, the finished landscape artwork is uncluttered, organized, and condensed. Joseph presents two demonstrations of landscape watercolor painting along with his 13 tips for landscape painting success in this FREE eBook from Artist Daily.

Demo 1 - Landscape Watercolor, Landscape painting

Step 3: Bohler designed the foreground to lead the eye through the watercolor landscape painting, not necessarily as an accurate depiction of the scene.

Free Watercolor Landscape Painting Demonstration #1
Bunkhouse on Horse Creek

Landscape watercolor artist Joseph Bohler liked the building in this scene but thought the background was a bit busy. So, during this landscape watercolor painting workshop he demonstrates how to capture the essence of the scene by eliminating half the trees and much of the detail in the background.  Throughout this demonstration he covers how to paint light, dark, and accents that lead the eye thorough the painting.

Demo 2 watercolor landscape painting instruction

Step 5: The value range for the painting was now established with this darkest dark.

Free Watercolor Landscape Painting Demonstration #2
At Brooks Lake-Wyoming

Joseph selected this particular view because of how the dark trees on the right were set against the background buff in sunlight and shadow. The focal point of this watercolor landscape painting is going to be where this cluster of dark trees cut into the water. He demonstrates a technique for making the sky a quiet part of the painting, creating clouds by pulling off the wash and painting light into the scene.  He also shows various ways for painting light and details throughout to make the scene more convincing. Download this free eBook to learn how to paint light and shadow into your landscape art with landscape artist Joseph Bohler.

Part 2: Landscape Painting with Oil
Improve Your Oil Paintings in 8 Steps

After leaving the world of billboard painting, Chris McHenry decided to pursue his passion in fine art through landscape oil paintings. Through his years of billboard painting, he learned a variety of techniques that suggest a lot of detail even when there isn’t any. The key to this concept for landscape oil painting is creating enough contrast in the textures, light and dark patterns, colors, and edges for the objects to look realistic. This concept is much the same as the difference between looking at a Monet painting up close or from a distance. His interests in oil painting landscape quickly expanded from city landscapes to pure landscapes, keeping in mind how he can still achieve optimum results in the least amount of time. McHenry follows the traditional method of building up the surface of his studio landscape paintings from thin to thick applications of oil color. Big shapes are defined by painting light and shadow patterns, keeping in mind the balance of warm and cool colors to establish the sense of depth and focus in the landscape oil painting. Over the weeks he develops smaller and smaller areas of the scene until he is ready to punch in the strong darks and bright highlights to finish the landscape oil painting. Discover all of 8 of his techniques for painting landscapes, plus his landscape oil painting demonstration when you download your FREE eBook today!

Tips for Landscape Oil Paintings

Step 3: Using fairly thin mixtures of oil color the artist painted the cloud formation in the background.

Free Oil Paintings Landscape Demonstration #1
April Afternoon

To begin this demonstration landscape artist Chris McHenry referred to the oil study and photographs from the subject he selected, to carefully draw the outlines of the landscape elements he wanted to include in the landscape oil painting.  Since Chris is painting in his studio for this demonstration, he is able to develop many more details in the scene. After he covers the entire canvas with oil color, he went back into sections of the landscape to add refinements and subtle transitions of colors and values. Download this free eBook to learn even more about Chris McHenry's unique technique and start expanding your landscape oil painting skills today!

This is Just the Beginning...

In addition to 21 landscape painting lessons, you’ll also receive pages of expert instruction and visual insight to guide you through the art of creating landscape paintings. Follow landscape artist Joseph Bohler as he interprets nature and mankind through landscape watercolor paintings, and captures the timelessness of the world around us. Then join Chris McHenry for a lesson in creating realistic and incredibly detailed landscape oil paintings. Can’t wait to start creating landscape watercolor and landscape oil paintings? Get your landscape painting instruction now!

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Find joy and inspiration in each landscape watercolor and landscape oil painting demonstration included in this informative collection of landscape painting lessons: Landscape Painting Techniques: Painting Light and Shadow in Your Landscape Art.

Learn how to paint light and detail into watercolor and oil paintings, landscape artwork

Landscape Artist Chris McHenry

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With 21 techniques on how to paint landscapes all in one booklet, you’ll be able to get started right away. In fact, these two landscape artists provide such great insight through their tips and techniques, you won’t want to wait to translate them into your own landscape artwork masterpiece.

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Both artists share their secrets for working through the painting from start to finish. Whether you are painting light, shadow, detail, or background, you will find the perfect way to complete your painted landscape artwork. Go from a blank canvas to a stunning oil or watercolor landscape painting with this free eBook from Artist Daily: Landscape Painting Techniques: Painting Light and Shadow in Your Landscape Art.

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