Modern landscape oil paintings can be detailed and highly realistic, romantic or idealized as was the tradition over a century ago: It can be impressionistic, in fact one of the more popular trends among contemporary artists is 'en plein air' painting. Many artists believe that painting directly from nature, as opposed to recalling the scene at the studio or working from photographs, is the only way to capture the true spirit of the landscape: Its energy, its ambience. Subjects in landscape like garden, lawn, nature, patio are perfect for wall art decor. If you like landscape paintings, don't forget to check our beach canvas art as well. You will love them.