Framing, organization, exhibition…Composing a landscape requires knowing how to observe, but also how to make the best decisions at the right moment.
--Vertical:To highlight the verticality of certain lines
--Horizontal:To reproduce a landscape with few reliefs (beach, plain),abandon the classic rectangle in favor of a more panoramic format.
--To limit your gaze, use an empty cardboard box.
--Avoid centering the line of the horizon.
A successful landscape gives the impression that one might go for a walk there, from the foreground to points of interest of in the background.
A large space in the background seems tiny compared to a bland rock placed just in front of you. This evidence is, however, one of the principal pitfalls encountered by the landscape artist. To avoid making mistakes:
A landscape’s interest also depends on its exhibition.
Including shadows and touches of light is the best way to bring your landscape alive and highlight the principal subjects. To avoid major errors, save strong contrasts for the foreground, and decrease them little by little as you approach the horizon.