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Friday, July 12, 2013

Breath taking Landscape Paintings on Canvas and paper Why I don't paint landscapes

Beautiful Kerala Water Tourist Destination

Breathtaking landscapes, I have painted a few landscape paintings in year 2000 and some few as  the landscapes move from fantasy to reality   There are places which I may have seen photographs but never visited. I have not painted these  landscapes from any photo reference and these are original imaginations of my mind, though you may find similar places in case  you have visited these places
Serenity A landscape fantasy painting on canvas
Serenity and Planet of peace   happened in year 2000 when the thoughts floated towards fantasy  , a place of serene environment, peace , harmony, a place of "Utopia" i had named  this painting  Utopia, a  moment.
Hills of Kashmir oil painting on canvas

Enchanting Kerala Backwaters water color painting on paper

Untitled Mountain Landscape by Mrs Rizwana A.Mundewadi
with a few miniature landscapes of matheran, mahableshwar and kashmir, in year 2000, we had not visited these places then and as of now  I know how much similar the places seem when they were painted on paper.
"Dream" Shikara in Kashmir small  oil painting on canvas

Hidden Treasures Oil painting on paper Year 2009
Landscapes have immense potential, paintings can be done over and over with the same place in mind or plen air painting also is of great value as  the artist brings captures to moment onto the canvas.
As  for my personal opinion I feel it is very difficult to copy nature, you just can't replace the original, but landscape paintings are a good way to bring outdoors inside your home.  But however much I try to avoid landscapes they have this habit of coming up at one time or other and I end up painting on impulse an landscape painting.
Enchanting Europe oil painting year 2013
Enchanting Europe happened on impulse and at one sitting just like the other landscapes. Maybe there is an influence of the Mountains of Himalayas which we visited last year. The flowers in the landscape are those on my wish list for my terrace garden, as we have a few lillies, roses, and one orchid and a few rare flowering plants. Lillies of different colors, now at present we have red and white, and soon trying to catch hold of more colors, the problem is we  do not get rare exotic plants easily, will have to search for them.
The paint has been laid thick, this again create new problems as my paintings do not dry fast due to the thick layers of paints and usually as I do paintings in one sitting it sure takes quite  a few days to dry off. Maybe will learn some new tricks for drying paintings fast in later years.
You can relive the memories and emotions when you view the place in the landscape, hence from ages and till date landscape paintings are the most hot selling among all genres of paintings world wide.
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim,  as I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple, colorful, understandable art, art that heals.
Rizwana Mundewadi's Healing Art

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