Tomorrow (Veteran’s Day) is the final day of my landscape painting class. We have been using watercolor with pen and ink added for details. It’s been a great class but a little challenging for me. I usually like to include something man-made in a landscape painting to give it that human touch, as well as to provide scale.
Most of the paintings we’ve done this class have been pure landscapes without any notion of a human in sight.
Tomorrow’s painting will involve a subject with a water feature. Looking through some of my thousand of photographs, I decided to add a water feature since this is pretty common to landscape paintings.
Here are two simple compositions of the Snake River in the southeast area of Idaho. The paintings are created with about five or six colors, but certainly less than eight.
One shows the reservoir lake as the viewer is looking into the sun. The other shows the Snake River with the sun at the back of the artist. Both are relatively simple landscapes but should be challenging for a class of beginners to try.