Landscape Paintings

Written by Charles Peacock
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Landscape paintings are almost as maligned as they are popular. The problem with this type of art is that it is so ubiquitous--every beginner and paint-by-numbers art course begins with generic-looking landscapes. Because there is so much bad landscape art out there, it's easy to forget how much good stuff you can find if you know where to look.

Picking Out Landscape Paintings for Your Home

If you're looking for a piece of art that will be prominently displayed in your home, you're probably not interested in the amateur landscapes that you'll find at your local garage sale. You want something high-quality, so you're going to have to look for sources other than flea markets. A great place to start is the internet.

Online poster stores are one of the most popular types of internet businesses. And most online poster stores stock a wide variety of beautiful, high quality prints of landscape paintings. You'll find landscapes painted by famous masters, as well as a wide variety of paintings of famous outdoor locales.

If you're looking for something truly personalized, a great idea is to hunt for landscape paintings that depict places that you like to travel to, or even places near your home. I've always loved paintings that show the woods near where I grew up, with its distinctive flowers and trees. Alternatively, you can pick out a picture that shows your favorite vacation spot, which is a great way to lighten up your day.

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