Is there a landscape painter in you? Well, they say there's a novel in everyone and I definitely believe there's a landscape painting in everyone. Anyone can just pick up a brush, find a good landscape to paint, and create a beautiful work of art. You don't have to be an artist to try painting landscapes. It's easy to do and it's very enjoyable, so why not give it a try?
But isn't landscape painting boring?
You might think it's boring spending many hours working by yourself, but landscape painting can be really rewarding. It's a great pastime that allows you to channel your creativity and create your very own work of art. It's definitely worth investing some time into painting, because you'll be rewarded with your own landscape painting. Trust me, you do feel a sense of accomplishment when you look at your finished work. One of the best things about painting landscapes is that there are so many landscapes out there waiting to be painted.
What if I'm not very good?
There really isn't such a thing as a bad painting. All art is subjective - different people have completely different opinions on what makes a painting good. Plus, just because you do a landscape painting, doesn't mean you have to show it to anyone. You could just keep it for yourself. Landscape painting doesn't have to be about creating a critically acclaimed painting, it can just be a nice hobby. Don't worry about creating a technically brilliant painting - just paint what you want to paint.
What's the point?
Some people find a passion for landscape painting and go on to make it their career. Others just do it as a nice hobby. If you can't see the point in painting landscapes, think of it as a good and creative way to pass your time. It's always good to try new things and you might find a new hobby to enjoy. If you're lucky, you could even make some money out of it.
What are you waiting for?
So what are you waiting for? Give landscape painting a try and see if you enjoy it! Set aside a few hours and go out into the world. Head to a beautiful spot you already know, or go exploring to find a hidden gem of a place. Once you've got the perfect scene, capture it on a canvas and admire your very own work of art. There's a landscape painter in you just waiting to start painting!
Joanne Perkins is a Berkshire-based artist with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and specialises in painting Berkshire landscapes. She is happy to accept all queries and questions. For more information about Joanne, her work and her current projects visit: http://joannesberkshirescenes.com/default.aspx