Secrets to Painting Beautiful LandscapesPainting the landscape can be fun and rewarding – if you make the right decisions as you paint. After all, it is the artist’s greatest challenge to somehow capture a sense of it all – the grandness, the majesty, the splendor of nature – with just a few strokes of paint on a canvas. Popular art instructor Johannes Vloothuis makes the process a whole lot easier with the essential techniques, key concepts and expert advice he shares in this book.Learn straightforward strategies to make your paintings more interesting and dramatic, such as simplifying the foreground, composing with abstract shapes and harmonizing colours.Discover speci?c techniques for painting landscape elements including mountains, water, foliage, snow and more.9 step-by-step demonstrations walk you through all the techniques necessary to create successful landscape paintings.Landscape Painting Essentials is packed with practical information. You’ll make the critical shift from painting what you see to painting as an artist sees. You’ll learn to strategically edit shapes, rearrange elements and enhance colour. You’ll gain a better understanding of what to include in your painting, what to change and what to leave out. Most importantly, you’ll gain the skills necessary to turn nature’s bounty of inspiration into original, stunning landscape paintings.