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watercolour, landscapes
Paint a collection of little landscapes changing the horizon line for interesting compositions.

Posted by thatartistwoman from Calgary, Alberta, Canada • Published See thatartistwoman's 7 projects »
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  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your watercolour paper and tape it off into sections. This will create our series of landscapes.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find some photos of landscapes you find pleasing. You can choose several or just one that we can modify into a series. Sometimes cropping an image helps to simplify your painting.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Draw a few details in pencil for your landscapes.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using just a few colours of watercolour, paint your landscape scenes. Focus on the dark and light areas. Do not worry about small details just look at the big shapes.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is a great exercise for beginners and kids.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 6
    Step 6

    If using just one photo try altering where the horizon line is in each painting. Maybe one on a diagonal, one up high, one down low, etc.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Try doing a few different sets of these mini landscapes.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 8
    Step 8

    When finished remove tape and cut into 4 individual paintings. You can now display these on a painted canvas or piece of wood. I also like to buy frames that allow for multiple photos and frame my landscape collections.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Mini Landscapes - Step 9
    Step 9

    These are a great addition to your home.

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