How to Solve Paintings in Elden Ring

Do you want to solve the paintings in Elden Ring?

In a classic FromSoftware fashion, Elden Ring and the Lands Between are filled with odd and cryptic puzzles. As you progress in the game, you’ll find yourself deciphering map fragments, chasing information from NCPs, and for this instance, collecting rewards from dead painters. 

Scattered across the Lands Between are large paintings for the tarnished to locate. 

But what exactly do you need to do with these paintings? 

As it turns out, you’ll have to track down their original artists and shake a few gears and gifts from them. To make it easier, we’ve gathered the paintings’ locations and their artists so you can meet them in a breeze. 

In this guide, we will show you how to locate and solve the paintings in Elden Ring. 

Let’s begin!

Solving the Paintings

While exploring East Limgrave, you’ll probably meet the aptly-named Artist’s Shack. This ruined location contains a painting called “Homing Instinct”. Upon closer inspection, the painting’s description says that if you head to the place in the painting, you’ll find a reward. 

Of course, it won’t be as easy as that. 

As it turns out, you don’t need to go to the location in the painting itself. Instead, you’ll need to go to the site where the painting was painted to meet its artist. 

The only challenge now is figuring out where the painting was painted. 

Fortunately, we’ve got that covered here. 😀

Homing Instinct Painting

Homing Instinct Painting

Painting Location: Artist’s Shack, East Limgrave

Painter Location: Seaside Ruins, West Limgrave

Reward: Incantation Scarab Headpiece

The Homing Instinct painting will be right next to the Artist’s Shack Site of Grace in East Limgrave. It will be on a hill overlooking the Mistwood Outskirts Site of Grace. 

The ghostly painter with the reward should be on a cliff overlooking the swampy ruins in West Limgrave. To get there, follow the cliffs east of the stranded graveyard where you first arrived in the game. 

Prophecy Painting

Prophecy Painting

Painting Location: Stormveil Castle, West Limgrave

Painter Location: Church of Pilgrimage, Weeping Peninsula

Reward: Warhawk Ashes

You can find the Prophecy painting past the courtyard full of flamethrowers inside Stormveil Castle. Head to the west side of the yard, east and then south from the Liftside Chamber Site of Grace, where you’ll find a small library room with the painting. 

The painting’s artist will be on a cliff outside the Church of Pilgrimage, which is on the northernmost tip of Weeping Peninsula just south of Limgrave. 

Resurrection Painting

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Painting Location: Artist’s Shack, Liurnia

Painter Location: Caria Manor

Reward: Larval Tear, Juvenile Scholar Cap, Juvenile Scholar Robe

This painting is also located in an Artist’s Shack, but this one is in Liurnia. You’ll see this on a hill on the eastern side of Liurnia, just north of the Tower Bridge. 

To obtain the rewards, you should go to Caria Manor, which is in the northmost part of Liurnia. Go towards the southeast of Behind Caria Manor Site of Grace. You’ll find the painter hanging out at the center of a graveyard directly east of the manor walls that overlook the ravine. 

Elden Ring Redmane Painting

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Painting Location: Sellia Under-Stair, Caelid 

Painter Location: Dragonbarrow Cave, Caelid 

Reward: Ash of War: Rain of Arrows

Compared to other paintings, the Redmane painting in Elden Ring is a tricky puzzle that requires you to dodge some sorcerers and perform some serious jumping. Head to the Sellia Under-Stair Site of Grace in Caelid. Go up the stairs, turn right, and make a quick left. 

From there, you’ll find the Redmane painting underneath a collapsed arch with a few enemies digging the nearby ground. 

For the painter’s location, you’ll see yourself performing dangerous parkour further east in Caelid. Start from the Dragonbarrow Fork Site of Grace and go east towards the Minor Erdtree on your map. 

Go east up the road to a bunch of broken pot boys under the Erdtree and check out the cliff to the south. 

Once you see a large tree root, you’ll need to head down. If you’re playing online, you’ll notice some messages on the ground from other players telling you to “try jumping”. For this instance, you’ll have to follow them and try jumping. 

If you have some soft cotton, use them to reduce the fall damage. 

Head down from the tree roots, columns, and arches carefully until you find the ground below. The painter should be looking over the cliffs at the broken arches you saw in the painting. 

Champion’s Song

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Painting Location: The Shaded Castle, Altus Plateau (Altus Plateau)

Painter Location: Rampartside Path, Altus Plateau

Reward: Harp Bow

For the Champion’s Song painting, head northeast from the Shaded Castle Ramparts Site of Grace. Continue down the path until you find the collapsed portion of the wall. On the left side of the rampart walls is a small covered wooden staircase with the painting inside. 

To claim your reward, go to the Rampartside Path Site of Grace, southeast of the Shaded Castle and near the outer wall of the Fortified Manor. The ghostly painter is on a small bluff between the Rampartside Path and Sainted Hero’s Grave Sites of Grace. 

Flightless Bird

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Painting Location: Fortified Manor, Altus Plateau (1st Floor)

Painter Location: Windmill Village, Altus Plateau

Reward: Fire’s Deadly Sin Incantation

You can find the Flightless Bird painting in the same room as the Fortified Manor First Floor Site of Grace. 

The ghostly painter is slightly far from the painting’s location. You’ll find the painter in Windmill Village, north of the Manor’s outer wall. This painter is sitting behind a ruined house overlooking a cliff on the southeast edge of the village. 

Sorcerer Painting

solve paintings in Elden Ring

Painting Location: Castle Sol, Mountaintops of the Giants

Painter Location: Snow Valley Ruins Overlook

Reward: Greathood Headpiece

This painting is quite tricky to get to. From the Castle Sol Main Gate Site of Grace, head into the castle. Your goal is to get to the central tower just to your left as you enter the walls. You’ll need to go to the left through a series of barricades. 

Up a short staircase, you’ll see a door on the left wall with torches. After climbing the ladder in that room, follow the wooden paths counterclockwise and make your way onto the top of the tower you spotted earlier. 

Head inside via a rooftop ladder, and the painting is waiting for you. 

To collect your reward, head to the Snow Valley Ruis Overlook south of Castle Sol. The painter is off the west of the Site of Grace, looking over the east side of a bridge that spans the river. 

That wraps up our guide on how to solve the paintings and where to locate them in Elden Ring. If you have questions or other concerns, drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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