Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Landscape Painting books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- 1. Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting (1973)
- 2. Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor (2015)
- 3. American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880 (2002)
- 4. Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color (2009)
- 5. How to Paint Landscapes Quickly and Beautifully in Watercolor and Gouache (2019)
- 6. Drawing and Painting the Landscape: A Course of 50 Lessons (2018)
- 7. Secrets of Acrylic – Landscapes Start to Finish (Essential Artist Techniques) (2012)
- 8. Painting Landscapes in Oils (2012)
- 9. Landscape Painting Inside & Out (2009)
- 10. Landscape Wallcoverings (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution) (2006)
- 11. Rowland Hilder’s British Isles (2006)
- 12. Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel: Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes (2013)
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1. Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting (1973)
Written by a famous American painter and teacher, whose landscapes are found in many of the world's most noted museums, this book is known as one of the art student's most helpful guides. It provides a wealth of advice on the choice of subject; it tells what to look for and aim for, and explains the mysteries of color, atmospheric conditions, and other phenomena to be found in nature. Through his profound understanding of the physical nature of landscapes and his highly developed artistic sense, John Carlson is able to explain both the whys and the hows of…
2. Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor (2015)
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. Landscape Painting Essentials is packed with practical information….
This title is published to accompany an exhibition at Tate Britain of over 90 of these works, and concentrates on the classic period of the Hudson River painters and other artists with similar interests, from 1820 to 1880….
Master Impressionism with an art-instruction classic. Impressionism has inspired generations of American artists. And no one has done more for the cause of American Impressionism than Charles Hawthorne, the founder of the Cape Cod School of Art. In , author and artist Lois Griffel explores Hawthorne’s theories about color and light in depth. Griffel, the longtime director of the school Hawthorne founded, teaches his philosophy like no other painter can, with inspiring step-by-step painting lessons and illuminating text. A true classic of art…
5. How to Paint Landscapes Quickly and Beautifully in Watercolor and Gouache (2019)
How to Paint Landscapes Quickly and Beautifully with Watercolor and Gouache reveals quick and effective painting setups and techniques to depict any landscape. From simplifying complex scenes and making smart choices about portraying light and texture, to establishing an effective color palette to enhance mood, world-renowned entertainment and fine artist Nathan Fowkes shares priceless lessons that he has developed over twenty five yearsof painting a broad range of places. His detailed tutorials and thoughtful insights will help you create more impactful,…
Capturing the landscape on paper requires the artist to look—to look deep into the distance and deep into the soul. This practical book celebrates the genre of landscape painting—the wonder of discovering the extraordinary in the everyday scene. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the materials, techniques, and approaches needed to paint the landscape, and offers advice on how to portray space, light, atmosphere, and different weather conditions. Supported by the words and images of other notable artists, he explains how to transfer one's emotional response to the landscape onto paper or canvas. There are exercises to support the…
7. Secrets of Acrylic – Landscapes Start to Finish (Essential Artist Techniques) (2012)
You can master landscape painting with the help of popular painter . Jerry starts by exploring different areas of landscape painting that often create problems for beginning and intermediate artists. He’ll walk you through individual studies, so you can practice and explore new techniques without worrying about ruining a complete painting, then he’ll show you how to apply those techniques to create finished works of art.Learn how to:…
8. Painting Landscapes in Oils (2012)
Landscape painting attracts countless artists, as its diversity—enhanced by the weather, special lighting conditions, and seasonal change—offers the painter an infinite variety of subject matter. Oils are an extremely versatile and immediate medium, enabling artists to express themselves in a variety of creative ways. They are relatively easy to use, suitable for both the beginner and the more experienced painter. This guide includes 11 step-by-step demonstrations and discusses the entire painting process, from materials, inspiration, and subject selection to the…
9. Landscape Painting Inside & Out (2009)
What do you want your landscape painting to say about this place, this moment? How do you use the visual vocabulary—line, shape, value, color, edges—to say it? With this book, your conversation with nature will direct your brush. With an exhilarating, synergistic combination of indoor and outdoor painting, shows you how to create personal, poetic landscapes that capture the feeling of being there.Learn how to: Stimulating warm-up exercises in the studio prepare you for your adventures outside, while eight step-by-step demonstrations show you how to put these methods into action….
The Cooper-Hewitt’s Department of Wallcoverings – the most comprehensive survey of wallcoverings in the USA – holds over 10,000 examples. The collection is particularly rich in examples of 19th-century Frenchpapers, depicting exotic landscapes, as well as 19th- and 20th-century by photography. A selection of the most significant of these papers forms the subject of this book. At the heart of the landscape wall-covering lies society’s views towards nature and its interpretation within daily life. Joanne K. Warner documents changing attitudes towards the natural…
11. Rowland Hilder’s British Isles (2006)
This is a picture book of many of Rowland Hilder’s never before published watercolour paintings. It contains images of a wide variety of places throughout the British Isles, all rendered in Hilder’s inimitable style. The pictures are accompanied by an essay written by his son-in-law Rado Klose. It gives a very personal insight into the private, family man as well as into the well-known artist. This book should be a must for all Hilder enthusiasts. Most of the images in the book have never before been published so fans will want this book to add to their collection. The book will also appeal to all lovers of British landscape paintings. The…
12. Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel: Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes (2013)
No two elements of the landscape bring the artist greater inspiration–or greater challenge–than sky and water. Get them right and you have magic. Get them wrong and your whole painting is off. In this book, popular pastel artist and teacher shares her secrets for getting them both right, every time. With her practiced and proven approach, you can experience the joy of painting glowing skies and sparkling water.Inside you’ll find: Beautifully illustrated with stunning landscapes, Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel is a must for artists who have not found the…
Best Landscape Painting Books You Should Enjoy
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Poetry-Painting Affinity as Intersemiotic Translation: A Cognitive Stylistic Study of Landscape Representation in Wang Wei’s Poetry and its Translation
Author(s): Chengzhi Jiang
ID: 2700870, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Landscape Painting in Revolutionary France: Liberty's Embrace
Author(s): Steven Adams
ID: 2550386, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 95 Mb, Format: pdf
Foundations of Classical Oil Painting: How to Paint Realistic People, Landscapes and Still Life
Author(s): Lea Colie Wight
ID: 2326032, Publisher: North Light Books, Year: 2018, Size: 72 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.