Some Tips for Landscape Painting

Spain, as we have already established, is a beautiful place for an artist to be in. There is so much inspiration all around you that it may be hard not to make great art. Spanish landscapes make great subjects as well. Blue skies, sunny weather, white beaches, and much more is present to be a subject of your art.

If you happen to visit Spain and would like to paint some amazing landscapes, here are some tips to help you out:

  • Do the Research

Before arriving in Spain, do some research online about the places you’d like to paint. Because once you are there, you probably won’t have enough time to walk around looking for inspiration. You could, of course, do that if that is the kind of style you work in but it’s still good to have done a little bit of knowledge about the places you’re going to visit.

  • Mind the Time

If you like to sit down on location and paint the scene in front of your very eyes, like many painters do, then you need to be very careful of the way light changes through the day. You don’t want the light to completely change while you are painting a scene if you want the painting to be realistic.

  • Take Some Photos

If you don’t have much time to sit down and paint all day but would still like to make some art based on your vacation, you need to take photos. This doesn’t mean that you can get by with photos taken from an old phone. You have to put some time and effort into the photography so that the results you get are as close to realistic as possible. Take photos in HDR, use a software like Aurora HDR (www.aurorahdr.com) to carefully edit your photographs and make them look the way you need in order to be able to paint them when you’re back home.

 

 

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Great Subjects to Paint in Spain

In a place like Spain, I can’t imagine an artist ever being short of inspiration. There is so much to see practically everywhere that a painter can find something new to paint every day. From the architecture to the street life, Spain has something unique to offer and painters can find a variety of subjects to paint.

So if you’re an artist in Spain, or would just like to visit this beautiful country and capture the beauty and culture of it through paint, the following subjects might be enough to spark your creativity.

  • The Breathtaking Nature

Some of the most stunning natural wonders can be found in Spain. Whether you want to make an impressionist art piece of a wild beach or capture the beauty of mountains covered with snow in a realistic style, you’re sure to find your subject of choice in this country. The white sand beaches of Andalusia are some of the most beautiful you’ll see anywhere in the world.

  • The Unique Architecture

Have you ever heard of Antoni Gaudi? This era-defying architect created some of his best architectural wonders in Spain. Barcelona is littered with Gaudi’s amazing sculptural buildings that any painter of architecture will appreciate. The buildings themselves are so surreal that painting them without any extra effort can result in beautiful pieces of art.

  • The Street Life

The highly dynamic street life of Spain gives artists the opportunity to capture some very interesting scenes from the daily life. The streets are flooded with people, food is everywhere, and the markets are colorful. If you’re someone who enjoys painting dynamic scenes with a lot of movement and color, then head to the streets and inspiration will find you itself.

 

Spain is a country ripe with inspiration for artists. Having produced so many world-renowned artists, it’s no wonder that Spain attracts people from all over every year looking for creative inspiration and opportunity.

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