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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Love Photography? Let Spain be the Subject

There are many photographers out there who don’t really know what to do with their passion. Some of these had wished to be fine artists but found to love the art of photography more. So what can these people do? How can they be photographers and fine artists at the same time?

Well, very simply put, they can start doing fine art photography. This is a complete genre of photography where you create artistic pieces through photography. However, a casual photo of someone you saw on the street or the moon cannot always be considered fine art. Fine art photography has to have a deeper meaning, just like a painting does. Luckily, there are many stories and subjects in Spain that can be made a piece of fine art. So if you’re a Spanish photographer and want to be a fine artist, here are two reasons why you don’t need to go anywhere else for inspiration.

• Spain has Stunning Landscapes

From breathtaking architecture to some of the best natural scenery you’ll see anywhere in the world, Spain has something to excite every kind of landscape photographer. You can find wild beaches, white sand beaches and even snow-covered mountains in this country. Whether you want to create high dynamic range images with something like Aurora HDR or use something like Photoshop to convert photographs into paintings, all you have to do is walk out into Spain and inspiration will find you.

• Spain has Thriving Marketplaces

If you’re more into photographing people and lifestyles, then Spain has many markets that you can visit. These markets are crowded with people, and the Spanish culture can be experienced in abundance. Here, you will see many people with many different stories. These stories are what turn an otherwise simple photo into a piece of fine art. Talk to the people, learn about the city, come up with a creative concept that you wish to show through your art.

 

Hopefully, now you have a clearer understanding of the fact that you don’t need to work with paint and brush to create fine art. There are in fact many different ways you can become an artist and get your message across to people. Whether you are a photographer or a videographer, Spain is one of the best subjects you can focus on to create some stunning pieces of art.

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