Get Inspired by these Fantastic Fall Pastel Paintings

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year! Especially in the outdoors. The landscape comes alive with so much color–and that is a well-known challenge for many artists creating fall pastel paintings because we don’t want overblown, garish colors that look artificial. But those reds, oranges, and yellows of the landscape do need careful handling.

Here’s a gallery of exceptional fall pastel paintings–so you can see how to do it right along with a few pointers to carry with you. And if you are as excited by the season as I am, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in it before winter comes with Landscape Painting in Pastel: Fall Color with Liz Haywood-Sullivan. This video will inspire your creativity and give you easy, accessible painting and art projects to allow you to make the most of the season! Enjoy!

Harmony But Variety

See how the colors in the fields are harmonious with the colors of the hills and sky? Be mindful of allowing yourself a variety of colors but keep them from clashing and within each color — blend shadow shapes and texture so the painting feels lively.

Bold Wins

Sometimes you have to just unleash the color. Grinels avoids garish by keeping the colors bright but not clashing. There is also a folk-art aspect to the work that gives it permission to push the color palette as that style is known for patchwork swaths of color.

Increase Depth

You call always notch up the sense of depth and distance in your painting with additional color values—two or three different shades will do it..

One Exceptional Thing

The contrast of the golden sunlit field against that equally jewel-blue water? It’s enough to make Smith’s painting sing. Don’t think you have to overload. Edit and choose carefully and you will make something masterful.

Amazing Landscape Pastel Painting

Landscapes when drawn in pastels have a very beautiful visual effect. That kind of effect has been shown in the above framing pastel drawing of a beautiful and green clear pasture.

Abstract Modern Pastel Painting

This framing pastel drawing will be best appreciated by the lovers of modern art. The mix of the two colours in the drawing is beautifully done with the help of pastels.

River Landscape Pastel Painting

The river landscape pastel painting would stand out when put in a matte black frame. It has a phenomenal hilly backdrop surrounded by a pristine river. The painting would look best if placed in your living room, bedroom or office waiting room.