This Gallery features oil paintings of landscapes. Oil paintings are preferred over photographs because anyone can take a photo, if you couple a beautiful landscape with the skill of a great artist you have a truly powerful work of art. Landscape paintings have a certain weight to them that you can't feel with other paintings. They are the epitome of awe-inspiring. Our planet offers incredibly beautiful views and, although nothing can replace the feeling of seeing these places first hand, these artists attempt to capture and reproduce the overwhelming beauty of our planet earth.