Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending colors of atmospheric light, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(soft piano music)…- For this study, exactly the same principles apply…to get that nice smokey feel in the painting.…So I'm using the slightly smaller filbert brush, a size six,…alongside the larger filbert brush we've previously used.…I'll be using the square edge brush towards…the end of the study.…I'm just going to start by dipping the tip of the brush…into the acrylic glazing liquid, and then just start…with the lightest color in the color stream.…
So for this quick demo, all I'm focusing on is just how to…approach painting the smokey background of this scene.…(soft piano music)…Just dipped my brush in a little bit of water there.…
So then once the paint's been put on…and then we're working over it again,…just so I get it nice and smooth.…And I'm going to add a little bit more of the warmer color.…
And more of this muted color at the center.…So you see how I'm working it so I'm not going…straight to the edge to start with,…I'm kind of judging where it's going to be,…leaving a bit of gap, and then when I've got a dryer brush…
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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