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To be landscaped, a painting needs to have its elements bulldozed around on the canvas. A few fanciful features need to be thrown in and the painting should show a bit of painterly architecture.

The exercise will require: substitution of the natural with the artificial, repetition, transposition, distortion of scale, selection bias, exaggeration, textural variety and lots of pruning. The final outcome will be a picturesque idealization of the picturesque. It will be a painting which relates to and comments on landscape painting.

In many ways it will look like a landscape painting but it will not be a true landscape painting any more than a landscaped estate is a natural setting.