Artists have always painted landscapes. Artsy Shark celebrates the diversity of styles, colors and ideas that our artist friends use in their own interpretations of this popular theme.
Painter Dara Daniel offers this bright canvas filled with movement, saying “I translate my love for nature into my landscape paintings creating moods evoked by the seasons and subjects I paint by; employing bold, contrasting colors and playful, experimental textures.”
Barbara Schilling presents a dynamic landscape and explains, “My work is about energy, whether I am painting landscapes or still lifes I like to use textures and brushwork to create a sense of life.”
This soft and lovely landscape invites the viewer to embark on a journey. Artist Rosemary Colyer says, “In this partly imagined scene, I wished to convey the tranquility and timelessness of the English countryside during winter, where one may walk along snowy footpaths, across gently undulating countryside.”
For this desert-themed work, artist Bernie Marks shares, “I waited for the late afternoon light, the ‘sweet light’ favored by photographers and artists, to paint this beautiful Texas canyon, second largest canyon in the United States.”
Whimsy influenced this charming work by artist Angela Sharkey. She says, “You will not see these images in real life; rather they are real life images that come alive in my world when I translate them onto the canvas.”
In presenting this photograph, Denise Dethlefsen shares, “My series, ‘Wastelands,’ documents landscapes that once held meaning but are now not much more than memories of times lost to commercialization, modernization or neglect.”
Artist David Patterson offers this splendid pastel that draws us into his world, saying “This piece was inspired by the memories of walking the many trails I have photographed… implying detail, and letting the viewer envision their own scenes throughout the piece.”
Artist Dawn Diamantopoulos shares a colorful and energetic landscape, explaining, “The paintings in this series have a connection to my personal life which I have tied to the changes in the landscape: they are the heartland.”
This delightful landscape by painter Brian Tisdall tells a familiar story with a twist. He says, “My surreal imaginary landscapes evolve from memories and impressions that linger in my mind. I love to paint illusions and let my imagination roam spontaneously without restriction.”
Jackson Ordean’s lovely landscape glows from within, inviting us to join the traveler on the road. “My landscape is dominated by 12,816′ Lone Cone Mountain; it drips out the end of my brush when I paint whether the synthesized scene is Colorado or California,” he says.
Entrancing light plays a large part in this scene by Emma Cownie. She explains, “I was drawn to this painting because I love the colours that come alive in misty backgrounds illuminated by the sun, viewed from the more darkened interiors of the wood.”
Cathy McClelland celebrates the wonders of the natural world in this scene from her native Australia. “The landscapes I paint depict how I feel when immersed in nature; an exuberant, light filled portrayal that captivates and enchants the viewer,” she says.
Unusual materials create this soft and charming landscape by artist Virginia Holmes. She states, “I never know how my landscapes will turn out. The medium, whether crayon or inkjet/hairspray/hand sanitizer transfer, always guide me to a surprise ending.”