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 unsplash.com
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.