landscape painting

You will find all types of landscape painting for sale at Wallpaper Kenya. But they are all painted, or rather printed, on silk fabric. And you will all choose the custom size you want. So that you and I remain on the same script, we need to define our understanding of landscape painting. All and […]


You will find all types of landscape painting for sale at Wallpaper Kenya.

Ink and wash landscape painting. Decoration for the interior. Asian traditional culture.

But they are all painted, or rather printed, on silk fabric.

Green Wheat Fields, Auvers, by Vincent van Gogh, 1890, Dutch Post-Impressionist landscape painting, oil on canvas. Painted in the last months of his life, Van Gogh's painted with broad calligraphic strokes.
Green Wheat Fields, Auvers, by Vincent van Gogh, 1890.

Oil Painting. Sunflower field. Modern art digital print.

And you will all choose the custom size you want.

2d illustration. Oil painting landscape art. Rural mountain region. Colorful green field and grass. Summer time. Countryside.

So that you and I remain on the same script, we need to define our understanding of landscape painting.

Oil paintings landscape, river and trees, pond, art
Oil paintings of landscape, rivers and trees, ponds, art

All and any landscape painting at Wallpaper Kenya is mainly related to scenes of nature.

Sunrise landscape painting with misty forest, distant mountains and sunrise sky. Traditional oriental ink painting sumi-e, u-sin, go-hua

And you will, therefore, in the natural landscapes category, find the subjects to be mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, forests, and oceans.

Forest waterfall landscape mural
Forest waterfall landscape mural

But the landscape art you will find here is not limited to nature scenes. 

watercolor painting of the Bridge landscape.

You are the one who will choose the elements that will be present in your landscape painting.

Surreal blue and yellow fractal landscape composed of luminous globes and spiraling shapes.

Remember that for artistic expression there are no limits.

Fantasy sci-fi Martian Background. Illustration of a cartoon funny sci-fi alien planet landscape background, with layers for parallax, weird mountains range, stars and planets.

And for that reason, your landscapes can be inspired by reality or by imaginary or dreamlike scenarios.

3d rendered fantasy alien planet painting.

We have hundreds of thousands of these paintings for you to choose from.

Abstract mountains mural for nursery walls
Mountains mural for nursery walls

Some of the landscape paintings you will find at Wallpaper Kenya include but are not limited to:


Waking up surrounded by Aberdare Ranges, breakfast against the backdrop of flowering seems that one can only dream of this.

The Aberdares are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya, reaching a summit of just over 4000m. This massive range is well known for its thick salient forests, and their prolific game.

However, with the help of landscape murals, you can actually “remove” the walls in your apartment.

Lonely woman in surreal flower field. Fantasy nature landscape painting. Concept idea art of happiness, alone, loneliness, inspiration and motivation. 3d illustration. mystery artwork.

And fill it with fresh air, “grow” a whole forest or “fill in” with sea waves.

 Blue, tropical sea and beach. Wave, illustration, oil painting on a canvas.

You can’t even imagine what kind of effect such a finish has.

3d landscape wall mural

Landscape murals are not just beautiful and relevant at all times.

Digital oil landscape painting, tree on river bank of lake. Fine art.

They also produce a positive psychological effect, and relaxation, and give a sense of harmony.

Choose landscapes by the style of the painting

The world of landscape painting is known for being a space where you can express what you seek to convey according to different techniques.

Oil painting landscape, colorful trees. Hand Painted Impressionist, outdoor landscape.

In this way, you can say that the types of landscapes according to style refer to much more than the personal taste of the painter.

Vector illustration of beautiful landscape.

As artistic currents emerged over time, we used to see such or such types of landscapes.

Sunsets of Never series. Landscape of virtual paint.

Do those wonderful paintings made entirely by dots sound familiar to you? It’s called pointillism!

Digital abstraction with particles dots and stars on horizon.
Digital abstraction with particles dots and stars on the horizon.

Let’s see how landscapes are classified according to some of the most relevant styles in art:

Realistic landscape painting

This is the simplest and most elemental landscape painting style.

Landscape in a quiet secluded place, abandoned deserted village. Wildlife is reflected on the watery surface. Realistic painting on a square canvas, oil paint. Summer time green trees bushes leaves.

In realistic landscape paintings, artists focus on showing or depicting the landscapes as they were observed.

Landscape at Kortenhoef, by Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriel, 1877, Dutch painting, oil on panel. View along a narrow canal with a wooden bridge.

And in the literal sense,  realism” is an artistic style that truthfully and objectively reproduces reality in all its details. 

Autumn cityscape painting. Urban city, skyscraper buildings. Park landscape, yellow fall. Orange leaves. Cartoon cityscape illustration. Watercolor, oil paint. Water, pond, lake in autumn city park.

The great achievement of this type of landscape is to make a painting compare with real life.

Oil painting landscape - realistic colorful autumn forest, beautiful river

And as you can imagine, it requires great skill with the technique to achieve textures, proportions, and lighting just as we see it with our eyes.

Digital painting of sea landscape.
Digital painting of sea landscape.

In that sense, it is clear that there is no place for fictitious scenarios in this type of landscape.

Bright glowing girl walks through the night lavender field - oil painting. Conceptual abstract picture of fire woman. Oil painting in colorful colors.

And no extraordinary colors, unrealistic filters, or effects. Just like looking at a photograph!

Photo mural
Photo mural
One factor in the development of realism was the advent of photography.
Painting amazing summer landscape in woodland artwork. Magic light in natural park modern fine art. Spring hand paint background paintings.
Photography has since become an art form, claiming the complete truthfulness of the image.

Impressionist landscape

Impressionist landscape painting are representations in which the artists show a scenario of reality through their interpretation.

Wheat Field with Cypresses, by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, Dutch Post-Impressionist, oil on canvas. This was his first version and was likely painted en plein air, when Van Gogh was able to leave the prec
Wheat Field with Cypresses, by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, Dutch Post-Impressionist.

Where drawing a forest does not require precision or exact reproduction, since the artist tries to capture the moment in the way he appreciated it.

Watercolor landscape painting of hot air balloon on village

To achieve this type of landscape, different methods and techniques are used.

Colorful oil painting on canvas texture. Impressionism image of seascape paintings with sunlight background. Modern art oil paintings with boat, sail on sea. Abstract contemporary art for background

Some of which are the application of atypical colors, lighting, shadows, and contrasts.

Beautiful natural environment, digital painting.

Likewise, it is not expected to reach identical textures to those of the elements. But each artist achieves his figures in different ways.

Abstract landscape painting

With this type of landscape painting , the artist has the freedom to express their creativity without limits.

Abstract oil texture background. Paint on canvas. Contemporary art.

Because they are free to alter the natural settings that exist, as well as to create their imaginary settings.

Sunsets of Never series. Landscape of virtual paint.

Abstract landscape art can be done without any symbolic meaning.

Mountain background vector. Minimal landscape art with watercolor brush and golden line art texture. Abstract art wallpaper for prints, Art Decoration, wall arts and canvas prints.

However, there are also cases where the abstraction represents an idea or expresses the artist’s inner emotions

Landscape Geometry. Seeing Never World series. Image of colors, textures and gradient clouds in conceptual relevance to inner life, drama, poetry, art and design

In this way, abstract landscape painting show landscapes intentionally different from those we can witness daily.

Oil painting colorful autumn trees. Semi abstract image of forest, aspen trees with yellow - red leaf and lake. Autumn, Fall season nature background. Hand Painted Impressionist, outdoor landscape

They are intended to be impressive and make you question reality.

Acrylic yellow, orange, blue colored colorful Tuscan trees and cypresses

Therefore, to develop these types of landscapes, artists are free to use exaggerated forms, unrealistic colors, and textures.

Oil Painting of forest landscape - pond in the forest. Abstract drawing


As well as any element that allows them to express and materialize their ideas.

Types of landscape paintings determined by elements

You already know the types of landscape painting according to the artistic trend to which they belong!

Part of the the Upper Mississippi River near McGregor, Iowa, USA, on a spring morning, with digital painting effect, for travel, regional, and environmental themes

But as you can imagine, we can find different ways to compose a scene in each style of painting. And these components are also known as elements.

Oil painting of river in the spring forest with sunset

Now, if you are wondering how landscapes are classified according to the elements that compose them, take note of the following types of landscapes:

Nature landscape painting

In this type of landscape painting, the leading role is played by the natural setting.

Beautiful Landscape Mural of Glacier National Park in Montana USA.

The objective is that the artists, thanks to a previous observation process, reproduce or interpret the beauty of nature.

Fine art, landscape, river, oil paintings

The most used natural landscape elements are forests, jungles, and deserts.

Beautiful nature landscape mural. Incredible autumn scenery. View on Alpine highlands with Watzmann mountduring sunset. Famous Maria Gern Church. Berchtesgaden Bavaria Alps Germany.

The naturalistic landscape is one of the types of landscapes that focus on representing abundant, great, and wild nature.

Urban landscape or city landscape

Urban landscape painting full wall behind a sofa in the living room.
Urban landscape full wall painting behind a sofa in the living room

As we have seen, landscape art is usually related only to scenes of nature.

a view over the big asian city of Bangkok , Thailand at nighttime when the tall skyscrapers are illuminated

And the artist can show the scenes that most excite him.

Nairobi Kenya skyline at white background. Flat realistic style with famous landmarks and modern scraper buildings. Vector illustration for web or print production.

Taking this into account, it is clear that urban and everyday landscapes are valid.

New York - Panoramic view of Manhattan Skyline by night

These focus on the settings, environments, and elements of cities, such as people, buildings, cars, and lights.

Kenya, Nairobi City Skyline Vector Illustration

Of course, these are loaded with the messages that the artist wants to convey.

Rural landscape

In this type of landscape painting, the typical scenarios of the development of agricultural activity are shown.

cows chewing grass on background of farm

Where crops, fruit trees, cattle, and rustic houses can be seen.

Hand Drawing of Beautiful Safari Park Background, Take for Postcard or Note Paper

And therefore this variety of landscapes is usually loaded with a lot of nature.

Abstract rural landscape with cows. Watercolor illustration, wheat fields and meadows.

But it concentrates more on portraying the life of people in the countryside.


This kind of landscape painting is also known as a cosmic landscape and it is a fantastic, magical, and unreal landscape.

Adventurous Man Hiker standing in a cave with rocky mountains in background. Adventure Composite. 3d Rendering Peak. Aerial Image of landscape from British Columbia, Canada. Sunset Cloudy Sky

The dreamscape combines imaginary or dream scenarios with elements of reality, such as forests or cities.

Original illustration of a surreal landscape merged with a beautiful woman

In addition, in dreamscape drawings, it is common to see themes related to space, as well as supernatural elements.

River landscape

Do you like rivers or lakes and have you thought about portraying them in landscape painting? Great!

Beautiful RiverScape View From Kakkayam Kozhikode Kerala

River landscape art is for you, as it focuses on portraying the following bodies of water: rivers, lakes, waterfalls, or aquifers. Without a doubt, it is a spectacular work!

Winter landscape with the river.Original oil painting.

Some artists also highlight the sky and its various shades to add more beauty to their work.

Oil paintings landscape, river and trees, pond, art
Oil paintings of landscape, rivers and trees, ponds, art

Seascape – coastal 

In the seascape type of landscape painting, everything related to marine life is given prominence: oceans, beaches, and seas.

modern painting of golden sunset seascape. The texture of the oriental style of gray and gold canvas with an abstract pattern. artist collection of animal painting for decoration and interior, boat

Also, in this type of landscape, artists can take advantage of colors, tones, and textures to represent the majesty of marine life.

Colorful oil painting on canvas texture. Impressionism image of seascape paintings with sunlight background. Modern art oil paintings with boat, sail on sea. Abstract contemporary art for background

Some artists also highlight the sky and its various shades to add more beauty to their work.

Sunset. Ocean beach with palm trees. Colored sky with clouds. Spring break or Summer vacations in Florida. Beautiful Seascape. Watercolor painting. Acrylic drawing art. A piece of art.

Desert landscape painting

Among the types of landscape painting in the art that are classified by their structure or elements, we find the desert landscape.

Desert landscape with golden sand dunes and stones under blue cloudy sky. Hot dry deserted african or mexican nature background with yellow sandy hills parallax scene, Cartoon vector illustration

These paintings are characterized by portraying arid and mostly sunny climate environments.

Beautiful sunset over the sand dunes in the Arabian Empty Quarter Desert, UAE. Rub' al Khali

The main characteristic of this type of landscape is the presence of large masses of sand that change color in different shades according to the time of day that is sought to be represented.

Arizona Desert Landscape

The paintings that reflect desert landscapes generally have sparse vegetation, with a slight or moderate presence of prickly pears and cardoons, also known as cacti.

beautiful landscaping with beautiful plants and flowers

In some of these types of landscapes, you can also find dromedary animals.

Composite panorama of high resolution aerial photos of a monolithic mountain in the central area of the desert reserve of Wadi Rum, Jordan, middle east

The landscape of savannah and plains

Safari truck in African savannah landscape painting.

Surely you have seen this type of landscape in more than one movie. But it is also very common in mural paintings.

Illustration of animals in savannah vector

They are characterized by the presence of a large horizon made up of sparse vegetation (at ground level), some trees, and the presence of lagoons.

Digital print of the African Savannah in a summer morning with lonely tree on background. Panorama.

In the case of plains and savannah landscapes, their elements will depend exclusively on the season that is sought to be portrayed.

Luxury gold oriental style background vector. Japanese , Chinese oriental line art with red flower and golden texture, Swan bird and sun. Natural Wall arts for print and home décor.

Since in summer, the droughts are long and dye everything in yellow and orange colors due to the lack of water. In the winter, on the contrary, some foliage turns green.

Traditional landscape painting

When we talk about types of traditional landscape painting, we are no longer interested in the environment itself. But rather the main elements of the painting are the characters that materialize a custom or tradition of a time or society.

Landscape with mountains, birds and fog in monochrome in watercolor in vector

Of course, the environment is part of the meaning of this type of landscape. But what you must seek as a final objective is to transmit culture.

Aerial panoramic cityscape view of London and the River Thames, England, United Kingdom

In this way, you will see traditional architecture, native vegetation, and people carrying out activities that today we consider part of the tradition of the place.

Ethereal landscape painting

outer world beautiful scenery, wonderful alien landscape digital background for desktop. colorful sky with exoplanets in the mountain during sunset. 3d illustration. Ethereal landscape painting.

We are coming to the end of our count of types of landscape painting, and we cannot fail to mention a very particular style of painting.

Chinese landscape watercolor painting

We understand the ethereal landscape as those paintings that seem to be made from the air.

This ethereal landscape image is enhanced by the imposing foreground of the wood as well as the water reflection of the sky and the tree.

Whoever admires this landscape takes advantage of a privileged view.

Ethereal Chinese style blue ink landscape

Very well! Now you have learned about the types of landscapes that exist.

Landscape painting.Traditional Chinese Painting.

As you must have gathered above, the painting is not a whim of the author but is part of large social movements.


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