Landscape Art for Sale
Bring the countryside into your home with contemporary landscape paintings. Follow artists as they hike into nature and passionately render the mountains, rivers, and valleys that make us love the land around us. This collection of original oil paintings and acrylic paintings follows the forest as it changes color through spring, summer, autumn, and winter.Read more
Flemish master landscape painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder was among the first to depict peasants in a time when his peers were painting royalty and religion during the High Renaissance. Bruegel reportedly disguised himself to blend in at fairs, festivals, and in daily pursuits. Undercover in this way, he observed his subject matter up close and personal in scenes from what today would translate to reality TV. Bruegel was renowned, among other treasures, for his 1565 winter scene painting The Hunters in the Snow, also known as The Return of the Hunters. Set in the frozen countryside, both hunters and dogs appear defeated, returning to their village nearly empty-handed from a hunt which clearly tested their resolve. The trees in the snowy foreground lead down to a classical village scene, framed by a mountain landscape in the background. Surviving for centuries, this is one of the Bruegel artworks that is still on view today.
During a time of great hardship in Europe in the 1500s, artist Pieter Bruegel found a supportive patron in art collector and banker, Nicolaes Johnhelinck. Johnhelinck commissioned the classical landscape painting, The Hunters in the Snow, for his chateau - this was one of six paintings commissioned depicting spring, summer, autumn and winter landscapes. In the fascinating archives of Antwerp, Jonghelinck notes that he ultimately owned sixteen paintings by Bruegel. This patronage during Bruegel’s career helped the artist to continue painting. In history’s long view, Jonghelinck helped create and preserve European art, and art appreciators today can see this work in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.
The artists at UGallery express the landscapes they see in watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings. Read what our landscape artists Sheila Finch and Sharon France have to say about painting the land.
“I’ve always been drawn to the grace and natural beauty of the land and sky. My latest paintings are created from the scenes along Highway One between San Francisco and Monterey. Splitting my time between my studio and painting outdoors, I like to begin a painting with the intent of capturing my emotional response to a scene.” - Landscape artist Sheila Finch
“Growing up in the Midwest, we lived at the edge of town. I remember walks through the cornfields behind our house and the feel of the damp earth on my bare feet. Trips to my grandparents’ remote farm are some of my favorite memories. We now live on an old farmstead with a farmhouse and red barn--a great inspiration.” - Landscape artist Sharon France