How to paint an abstract landscape from a photograph – Flower field & mountains

In this article, I’m sharing the step by step images of how I create this abstract landscape painting of a distant mountain and a flower field in the foreground, in a loose impressionist style. 

It isn’t that simple to describe the steps while painting abstract because you go over the same place multiple times and build layers after layers, until you feel satisfied with the outcome.

So here I’ve shared my process of creating this abstract landscape painting.

When I see other impressionist artist’s work, I always feel seeing the steps will help me paint. And so if you are anything like me, you will find these steps beneficial to understand the process and re-create it yourself.

But in case you need more help, I’ve also added the complete process of my creation at the end of this blog!

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Acrylic Colors:  

  1. Titanium White
  2. Burnt Sienna
  3. Burnt Umber
  4. Cadmium Red
  5. Light Olive Green
  6. Purple
  7. Manganese Blue


  • I painted on a 5×5 inches acrylic paper.

Acrylic Brushes:

  • I used a mix of a flat brush, a filbert brush & a round brush.
PS. If you need some advice on acrylic painting supplies, check out this article – 3 Basic Acrylic Painting Supplies – The Minimalist List

painting steps:

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I hope you could follow the steps and build up layers upon layers to create your very own abstract landscape painting in a loose impressionist way.

You can also watch my process of creating this painting below!

Did you enjoy following this abstract landscape tutorial? Let me know how it turned out for you by commenting below!

Happy Painting!

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If you need more guidance, watch my process here:

Thank you!

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