While painting landscapes, prime object of some of the artists remains depiction of beauty and harmony embedded in the nature. Vastness of land, seas, rivers and mountains are the ingredients of landscape paintings. But painting the sky in its various moods is the most essential part of landscape painting. It remains prime attention of an artist to depict sky in its every mood and proportion highlighting other aspects in a frame.
By the things painted, and for convenience too, the artists divide or call different parts of the landscape paintings as seascapes, skycaps, moonscapes, river view, cityscapes, aerial view etc. Landscape art, nurtured by the masters and amateur artists, has developed to its present height and is still scaling further.
During the journey through the years, the art of painting landscape has undergone through many improvements and experiments, latest being the modern style of landscape painting. The invent of various ingredients of colours, the improving quality of oils, the various schools and institutions providing education and guidance have helped popularising the art of painting in general and the landscape painting in particular.