Landscape painters that I admirer and study advise you need to see color shapes, not objects or details in the landcape.
I did this sketchbook study yesterday. I think I am beginning to be able to see shapes in a landscape. I know I have a long practice ahead of me, but seeing a bit of skill building in the shape seeing part of my brain makes me happy.
By the way, my husband took this photo on our recent trip to Italy, he has a good eye for composition, don't you think?