Your first landscape can be the view out of your window or a rendering of your own garden. Here are three very close viewpoints L which take advantage of your view being restricted by the window

N frame, or the limits of your garden fence. So don't try to run

S before you can walk - try out the easiest view that you can find. It

P is a good test of your ability to make an adequate picture from a limited viewpoint.

This is a slightly simplified, redrawn version tree-covered hills. On the table in the of a view from a window by Bonnard, which foreground, there is a pile of books, an ink

I've rendered in watercolour. The view is bottle and a pen and paper. The interest is in of darkening skies filled with rain clouds, the transition from interior to exterior, with red-roofed, white-stuccoed houses in the suggesting space beyond the cluttered middle ground. Beyond these are indistinct foreground.

A more difficult version of this theme is taken from Eric Ravilious's Train Landscape (1940), here recreated in coloured inks. Beyond the homely interior of an old railway carriage is glimpsed the panorama of a Wiltshire landscape with its famed white horse cut out of the chalk downs. Any train journey allows you to draw a changing landscape. You have to be quick to get enough down so that when you get home you have an accurate reminder to work up into a finished drawing.

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