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Whether you are looking for an original nature painting or a high quality art print, Saatchi Art has over 64,756 original nature paintings for sale from emerging artists around the world. Read more

Nature paintings bring the beauty of the outdoors into any living or work space. They may feature stunning landscapes, foliage, and animals, or abstracted images which allow us to see our natural world from a unique perspective. Saatchi Art’s selection of nature paintings for sale contains a wide range of works in a variety of styles and mediums to suit your tastes, from acrylic and oil paintings to watercolor paintings of nature scenes. Browse our global selection of original artwork today!

Artists have created paintings of nature in a variety of styles and mediums for centuries. The practice of depicting nature in art began with Paleolithic cave paintings of wildlife. In East Asian cultures, literati painters used monochrome inks and watercolours to create landscape scenes. Artists around the world created small scientific study drawings and paintings of various flora and fauna in an effort to document and categorize newly discovered species. These images were also useful in determining the medicinal properties of certain plants. During the 17th century, Western painters turned to the landscape genre, painting scenes from the natural world in oil and watercolor. Later artists experimented with different approaches to the genre, painting outdoors and manipulating the composition to elicit an emotional response from the viewer. Artists today still visit the age-old practice of documenting nature, be it plants or animals, in their paintings.

Nature paintings can be created with any painting medium, though watercolor and oil paints have more of a history in the field. The cave paintings at Lascaux, for example, were rendered with a primitive form of watercolor paint ground from natural pigments. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literati painters refined this watercolor technique, experimenting with different amounts of water to produce a range of monochrome washes. Later watercolorists utilized more vibrant colors to depict the natural world. To create oil paintings of nature, landscape artists often used a photograph as a model or worked outdoors. The Impressionists are known for working in this “en plein air” style, painting rapidly to capture a specific moment.

The French Barbizon School and artists like Jean-Baptiste-Corot established the landscape tradition in French painting. The Hudson River School, a collective of American landscape painters, painted scenes from the Hudson River Valley. Joseph Mallord William Turner, famous for his watercolor paintings of nature like “Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire” (1809), is considered to be a master of this genre. Later artists, including Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andre Derain took a modernist, more abstracted approach to depicting nature. Cezanne’s “Mont-Sainte-Victoire” (1895), Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Crows” (1890), and Derain’s “Landscape near Chatou” (1904) all feature expressive, vibrant colors and fast, messy brushstrokes. Impressionist Claude Monet painted several nature series en plein air, taking poplar trees, lilies, and haystacks as his subjects. Georgia O’Keeffe painted cropped, close-up views of flowers in watercolor. Other artists known for their nature paintings include Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Henri Matisse, Camille Pissarro, Albrecht Durer, and Paul Gauguin.

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the sundayfeeling of skipping a stone, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
Netherlands
$1,620
Prints from $40
AFTER IRRELEVANCE, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 48 H x 1.5 in
United States
$9,200
Prints from $40
Maui, Hawai [Abstract N°2089], Paintings image
Paintings, 51.2 W x 59.1 H x 2 in
$6,950
Refuge, Paintings image
Paintings, 59.1 W x 51.2 H x 1.2 in
$5,610
Cloudbridge, Paintings image
Paintings, 51.2 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 in
Germany
$2,750
Fire Opal 1, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 in
$3,750
Prints from $40
Grasmere Riverside - Water - Lake [Abstract N° 1812 -14], Paintings image
$1,500
Foggy Landscape, Paintings image
Paintings, 59.1 W x 66.9 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$5,610
JM48 Tú decides  Ca0251, Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in
$710
Prints from $73
JM46 Ca0029  Reflejos, luces y sombras, Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in
$760
Prints from $73
Surfborderica / Just memories (for future dreams), Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$1,400
In the fog, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 in
Vietnam
$5,410
UPDRAFT, Paintings image
Paintings, 22 W x 29 H x 2 in
United States
$1,520
Bamboo At Night, Paintings image
Paintings, 78.7 W x 63 H x 1.2 in
United Kingdom
$12,000
Black Sea 07 [Abstract N° 1869], Paintings image
Paintings, 13 W x 16.1 H x 0.1 in
$675
Cape Cod Bay I-III [Abstract N°1978-80], Paintings image
Paintings, 45.3 W x 18.1 H x 0.1 in
$1,500
Chlorophyll II [Abstract N°1961], Paintings image
Paintings, 11.7 W x 16.5 H x 0.1 in
$510
THE POEM THAT TOOK THE PLACE OF A SUNRISE, Paintings image
Paintings, 59.1 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 in
$5,510
Prints from $78
Little Thistle, Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 11.8 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$360
Prints from $40
Bee Balm, Paintings image
Paintings, 22 W x 22 H x 0.2 in
United States
$850
Prints from $55
Internal Light Collection Nº11, Paintings image
Paintings, 45.7 W x 35 H x 0.4 in
Tree 2, Paintings image
Paintings, 10 W x 12 H x 0.2 in
$380
Prints from $40
Water Planet, Paintings image
Paintings, 22 W x 22 H x 0.2 in
United States
$850
Prints from $55
Transient, Paintings image
Paintings, 12 W x 9 H x 0.1 in
United States
$125
Prints from $40
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