Since reading Deanne Fitzpatrick's Inspired Rug Hooking, I've become quite interested in landscape rugs and landscape artists. I decided to check out some landscape artists in the library before starting my rug depicting my childhood home. Wanted to look at paintings with pine trees in particular. So I started looking at all sorts of artists, and finally found the Group of Seven. The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape artists from the 1920s whose work was influenced by the impressionists. I googled them and found lots of links to their artwork, and finally bought a book from amazon.com all about their work. Here is the link.
I'm also including pictures from the Web showing some of their paintings. I love looking at these paintings and find that if I look at the brush strokes and coloring, it helps figure out which way to go with my hooking.