Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing and balancing green, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(peaceful piano music)…- [Voiceover] If winter was all about muted tones,…then spring is all about balancing your greens.…So we're just gonna take each step of this scene…one color at a time to show you how you can acheive…a good range of muted greens and brighter greens…just using three colors.…
The base pigments I'll be using are Titanium White,…Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue…and Permanent Alizarin Crimson.…So using the lighter hue of Cadmium Yellow Light…gives us a wider tonal range in comparison to…the more muted Yellow Ochre that we used in winter.…So because these greens aren't super, super vivid,…having the Cadmium Yellow and the Ultramarine Blue…can make a really good range of mid tone greens.…
Usually when I'm mixing vivid greens,…I always start with the yellow and the blue,…rather than adding any white.…White will always cool down your colors,…bring out the pink tones,…and take down some of that green saturation.…If we have a look at these leaves here,…you can start to see that this is a really good…
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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