Landscape Vignettes

Perhaps you recall the online landscape art class I told you about from Anita Lehmann?  If not, you can learn more about it here:  Exploring Landscape

I enjoyed painting these 1.5 x 1.5 inch landscape vignettes in watercolor; the first 2 rows were from my imagination and the last 3 rows were free photo images of lake and wheat field images from


I discovered a limited color palette and subject matter made the exercise more cohesive and less busy in my last 3 rows:


New materials I used for this project were removable tape – 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch in diameter that I purchased locally at Michaels and Art Graf watercolor graphite that I purchased online from Dick Blick:


I encourage you to give this exercise a try…

I learned to see landscape shapes and elements of design instead of focusing on small details.  It also helped me to work quickly and get a feel of the landscape instead of focusing on minute details.

Cheers! 🙂

15 responses to “Landscape Vignettes

  1. These are wonderful little illustrations vignettes, Jill. Thanks for the link to Anita’s class.

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  2. I took a class in college with a similar exercise, we had a journal with small frames we had to draw in daily…one of the best art classes I’ve ever taken! I’m not familiar with those products, I will check them out! Thanks Jill

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  3. They’re all so good! I’ll have to try this sometime.

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  4. Such lovely minis!!

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  5. A wonderful exercise.
    Nice work, Jill! ❤️

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  6. They looks beautiful Jill, i will definitely give it a try. Thanks for recommending the tape.

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