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Top Techniques Used in Landscape Art

As a landscape artist, you can often easily tell if a landscape has been painted en Plein air or if it wasn’t. There is a clear difference in the light and the scape that is shown in a plein air technique. This is not always seen in work that has been done inside the studio. […]

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The How Seascapes Are Turned into Stories

Painting magnificent landscapes is no easy feat. They come with a complexity of elements and colours that must all be given attention while being blended into the greater image. They require a level of skill and precision that very few artists are capable of. And yet, seascapes are arguably a more difficult composition. This might […]

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Artists That Make Beach Trash into Classy Art

Art can be made from virtually anything, and as modern-day artists strive to produce something new and different, their attentions are turning to all manner of materials that they can use. And there is a new fad to focus on ocean trash to give inspiration. The current story of what mankind is doing to its […]

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Orientations – Landscape, Portrait, or Square?

When artists decide to sit down and paint, the normal orientation decisions are Landscape, Portrait, or Square. And to make these three options more clear we offer definitions of each of the three so you can distinguish between them. Landscape Firstly painting in landscape style is as about as natural as you can get, it […]

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Tips for Great Landscape Painting

If you are a budding artist and enjoy landscape painting then we have put together a list of tips to help you along and improve your skill. Some artists are natural and born to paint, but for others the pastime can be challenging, well don’t give up it is only through practice that you will […]

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Britain’s Greatest Landscape Artists

Some of the best landscape artists in the world have been British, it is hardly surprising that this nation has produced such a plethora of outstanding painters as the British countryside is among the most diverse and beautiful in the world. From the towering mountains of Scotland, to the rugged coast of Cornwall, the fantastic […]

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The Intricacies of Land Art – Part 2

The impact of the environment Within the genre of land art, there is an important distinction between artists who care about the potential damage their art may have on the environment and those who care only about the aesthetic results. Robert Smithson’s 1969 work While Spiral Jetty is regarded as his seminal work. However, it […]

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Intricacies of Land Art – Part 1

At a time when our relationship with the environment is becoming more and more unstable, environmental art is more important than it’s ever been. People have changed the environment ever since prehistoric times but have also worked to forge a relationship with nature through stone circles, megaliths, and cave wall paintings. Since those times, a […]

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The Sand Art – Part 2

The long evolution that has unravelled has led to this unique form of art that has come to be known as “sand art”. It’s defined as a practice of shaping and moulding sand into a piece of art, such as a sand painting or sand sculpture. A sand castle is just a category of sand […]

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