This video examines value planes of the landscape.
(soft piano music)…- When I'm deciding on a landscape to paint…I look for areas of very light, very dark,…and then a few mid tones within the scene.…So, initially I'm not looking at what shade…the green is going to be,…or what pigment would be best used,…but rather if I took a black and white photograph…of the view how would it look.…And if you quint your eyes at a subject…it helps you to be able to see the big differences…between the tonal masses more easily.…
Thinking about the black and white tones…gives us a framework as to whether the scene is…going to work compositionally as a painting.…But most importantly for this lesson…it also helps to guide our color mixing.…You can split a scene into varying degrees…of tonal groups.…I'll often use three or four tones for very quick sketches…and sometimes as many as eight or nine…if I just want to get a feel for the painting…before committing to color in a larger scale.…
In John Carlson's book,…Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting,…he talks about a theory of angles…that can be used to distinguish different…
- Painting color and light with acrylics
- Observing different lighting conditions
- Choosing the right materials and brush size
- Adding texture onto the canvas
- Drawing architecture accurately using verticals and scaling up
- Judging color in isolation to mix harmonious color strings
- Practicing line variation with the rigger brush
- Adding fine lines for architectural detail
- Painting water
- Thinking abstractly to create impressionistic brush marks
- Increasing color saturation
- Injecting a warmth and glow by glazing
- Adding an impressionistic flair with a palette knife
Skill Level Intermediate
Drawing Foundations: Urban Sketchingwith Will Kemp3h 28m Intermediate
1. Materials and Setup
2. Drawing Out and Black and White Study
3. Mixing Pastel Base Colors
4. Extending Our Color Palette
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