Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Extending the palette, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(serene music)…- [Voiceover] So for our first color…mixing exercise of autumn,…I want to show you how colors can work together…within a woodland scene.…You get this really lovely glow over the…whole of the image,…and when you have a closer look at the colors,…you can see that they're all within…quite a muted and compressed tonal range.…So, still just using a limited palette,…you can create some really successful mixes.…
The base pigments I'll be using…are burnt umber, cadmium yellow light…and burnt sienna.…So I just start by mixing a muted green…which can perfect if I was going to glaze…warmer colors over the top of it.…So you can see in that middle area…where the grass is there,…that's the green's absolutely perfect for that.…
It's got, it's such a muted green,…you take it away, it doesn't really look that intense,…especially say if we compare it to…the thalo green which is so intense and vivid,…but just using the burnt umber and…the cadmium yellow light, you can get…this really nice green effect.…So, I'll have a bit of that for the middle greens,…
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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