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Whether you are looking for an original nature painting or a high quality art print, Saatchi Art has over 53 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.

Balance, Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 3.9 in
$1,160
Prints from $40
Autumn trees, diptych, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 23.6 H x 1.6 in
$5,040
Prints from $40
Cloud over the beach, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 in
$5,230
Prints from $63
Valley of flower fields, Lake Elsinore California, Paintings image
$1,800
Prints from $40
Burnished Trees II, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 30 H x 2.5 in
United States
$2,370
Feather in bronze, Paintings image
Paintings, 21.6 W x 35.4 H x 1.5 in
$2,850
Sunset Rising Wolf Mountain Plein Air, Paintings image
Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 0.8 in
United States
$245
Prints from $40
Introspection, Paintings image
Paintings, 54 W x 48 H x 2 in
United States
$5,250
Prints from $65
Nature Study in Assam, Paintings image
Paintings, 15 W x 11 H x 0.1 in
$5,450
Oil Painting .Silence of Autumn., Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 48 H x 2 in
United States
$5,050
Jesus Baptized, Paintings image
Paintings, 14.8 W x 10.5 H x 0.1 in
Hong Kong
$437
Prints from $40
Splat, Paintings image
Paintings, 6 W x 8 H x 0.1 in
United States
$165
The golden forest, Paintings image
Paintings, 10.6 W x 15.2 H x 0 in
$150
Prints from $40
Basket Boats-Coracles., Paintings image
Paintings, 12 W x 12 H x 0.1 in
$760
Shelter from the Storm, Paintings image
Paintings, 40 W x 45 H x 0.1 in
United Kingdom
$2,190
Horses in Nature, Paintings image
Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.4 in
Golden Madmaheshwar, Paintings image
Paintings, 32 W x 24 H x 1 in
$530
Rhapsody, Paintings image
Paintings, 8.3 W x 5.9 H x 0.4 in
$400
First Frost, Paintings image
Paintings, 18 W x 18 H x 2 in
United States
$955
blessing, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.8 W x 28.4 H x 1.2 in
South Korea
$1,410
Prints from $40
Honey Bee Garden I, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 30 H x 2.5 in
United States
$2,370
lilypond, Paintings image
Paintings, 12 W x 15 H x 1 in
United Kingdom
$490
"Mountains", Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1 in
$1,000
Prints from $125
sheep mans in Kazbegi, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
$1,360
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