Feel free to give me some nature landscape painting ideas. I'd like to paint using a reference photo so I'd appreciate any suggestion by providing a link to a deviation or any photo posted externally. It doesn't have to be your work but I'd feel more comfortable if the artist agrees to let me use his/her work as reference. I love sunset and waterscape so those would be highly welcomed!
I did two landscape paintings recently as practice:
They were both referenced to photos. Depending on your device (PC/mobile), the left/top one was a beautiful sunset over a lake in Finland taken by the amazing photographer Tomi (Pajunen) and the right/bottom one was a stunning sunset cloud I saw while walking along the riverside (Lower Hudson River @ NY).
I really enjoyed painting them. It's been a long time since I last painted a landscape. Used to do them traditionally (acrylic on canvas) but with work and life I had taken a really long pause, sadly along with any other form of art as well.
That being said, I'd like to reconnect with my interest again. I want to continue improving my skill - specifically at getting the details right and creating the proper contrast and luminosity.
Looking through the landscape and scenery photos on my phone, unfortunately I have only few to use as references. I live in a concrete jungle and my previous trip/vacation spots did not have much natural scenery.
I would be very happy if anyone who has photos in my Landscape & Scenery photos favorite folder would be okay with me do a painting of your work, as long as you don't mind me trying to make a digital painting (from sractch, no photo-manipulation) that looks like your masterpiece and then submitting it to various galleries with a reference to your work and possibly to my own Instagram as well. I only want to improve my skill and don't intend to sell anything.
Thanks for reading and any suggestion is appreciated. Have a good day!