Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Autumnal reflections and golden light, part of Foundations of Painting: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- Autumn is the season where you get…that real burst of reds and oranges…and it's that last real explosion of color…before all the cooler tones of winter.…Observing, judging and mixing successful color palettes…for this season, leads to an extended palettes…to create those lovely warm or (mumbles) colors…that really glow through optical mixing and glazes.…Softer glowing lights, colorful carpets of leaves…can be captured by putting on vales of thin,…transparent washes.…
So you might be asking yourself,…why are we in autumn and not in the summer?…Well I first want to introduce you to a warmer color palette…and also keep that palette quite limited…because when summer comes you have a lot more vibrancy,…a lot stronger contrast,…and it's a lot easier for your green mixes…to look more artificial.…So by still keeping it to a nice subdued…or (mumbles) colors, we can build on the technique…and the subtle color mixes…so we're really prepared by the time it comes round…to painting your summer painting.…
The other reason is that autumn enables us to practice…
Will explains how to simplify and separate tonal values into areas of light and shadow, how to use warm and cool colors effectively, and how to mix a naturalistic green palette — a major color stumbling block in landscape painting. A vibrant spring green, for example, can be easy to mix, but hard to balance. The same is true for warm autumnal colors and the vivid blues of summer skies. Will shows how to build these palettes and use gestural impressionistic brushstrokes to paint different landscape scenes. By introducing washes and glazes, he demonstrates how to simulate the atmospheric light of each season. So break out your brushes and paints. Start watching to learn how to mix color for the landscape and approach painting the seasons with confidence.
- Setting up supports and grounds
- Choosing brushes, paints, and additional materials
- Mixing harmonious color palettes
- Creating a winter palette with neutrals
- Blending colors of atmospheric light
- Painting smoky edges and dark areas of a landscape
- Mixing and balancing green
- Underpainting a spring landscape
- Creating autumnal golden light
- Extending color palettes
- Adding watery washes and glazes
- Creating a vibrant summer palette
- Simplifying shapes in a landscape painting
Skill Level Beginner
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