Landscape Paintings with Nature (Monochrome studies)

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Having time to chill off with some small painting session is great especially after a long day of studies or work.

That’s why it’s important to take time for self-caring + with some art session when you can.

So it is definitely a fun treat to take time off in-between days – to relax painting for an afternoon or during your free time.

If you would like to paint some fun and easy landscape paintings today, here are some ideas and the landscape process that I’ve painted during my off days!

Part of the process includes random paintings – through what was I able to paint for a short period of time. Was hard to find time balancing between school and stuffs.

Creating Monochrome Paintings


  1. Doing light wash for thumbnails
  2. Create thumbnails backgrounds for sketches
  3. Paint with layers of colours
  4. More leisure paintings

Supplies used:

—• Buncho poster colour

—• Brushes

—•Thin paper sketchbook

Doing lightwashes

Create light layers of background as a base so that its easier to add layers of paints over it. Using reference to paint is also great as an inspiration.

Pinterest has lots of one colour studies that you can try out and make it a twist to create yours!

Making thumbnail art

Starting sketches usually requires more time to focus observing on a reference picture or a still life object.

If you’re like me and does not have much time to sketch before painting, I highly encourage starting to paint with these small thumbnails in your sketchbook!

Because of its monocolor characteristic, these thumbnails can usually be more appealing as we’re using a very limited colour palette.

Just like those one-colour studies that we can make!

Easy and not stressing out to make one. So enjoy yourself painting these small images – as a practice is great too!

Making Lines with brushes

Using a watercolour synthetic brush can make lots of variation in lines – especially painting in such a small canvas paper.

To paint tiny width of lines:

I use a medium size brush that’s great for detail and sketching. Small brushes are also good to start with. However, a big brush can also give lots of variation in line width/thickness you want to create.

In terms of brush quality,

Using synthetic brushes which are man-made are good, with a brush that holds a fine tip makes the difference!

A good brush holds:

  • lots of paint/ pigment
  • has a fine tip
  • bristles do not fall out

Remember to wash your brush and let them dry vertically after use to keep them in a good condition.

Watch the video to get a better look through of the process. Enjoy!

Also, feel free to start with sketches before painting if you’re comfortable with. Happy painting!

Have you painted something today?

Let me know what medium do you like using the most when you have a day to paint for hours…

Would be glad to know that in the comments! : )

Thanks for reading!

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