Join Artist and Tutor Linda Birch as she hosts Higham’s Art Club. Linda will set a weekly observation for you to participate in and if you wish you can share your creations with us and receive feedback from Linda. Please share your work with us by emailing email@example.com or tag us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
This week’s project concerns The Picturesque Movement. This was an eighteenth century movement promoting a formulaic approach to landscape painting. Rules were laid down as to what made an ideal landscape, and what did not. It sounds constricting, yet the ideas it promoted still influence the elements we look for in a landscape today that creates, a ‘good view’
Although we don’t follow rules like this these days, yet it is interesting to explore the rulings laid down regarding the ideal sublime landscape.
So, here it is.
Paint a Landscape
Use oils, acrylics or pastels.
The landscape must contain the following:
A Distance (mountains, hills )
A Middle distance containing any of the following: A building, a group of cattle (odd numbe4s) a stand of trees
A Foreground in shadow.
Thanks to all who submitted work.There were some interesting approaches to your line work, from the lively use of line on some onions, the textural marks on the shells and fir cones, to the pointillist technique used on the succulent plant. I enjoyed the humour in the drawing of the binoculars, they look as though they are looking at you! Some good strong work overall.