Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Simplifying shapes, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(gentle music)…- [Voiceover] To demonstrate the clean color mixes of summer…I'll be using the size six soft filbert brush,…the wider filbert brush,…a square palette knife,…and some acrylic glazing liquid gloss.…
So I'm starting by just adding in…a touch of water to my paint…and then scrubbing in the yellow…into the background of the canvas.…So again, this is just a little bit…of acrylic glazing liquid I've got in this pot.…
So here, I'm applying the paint…a bit thicker than I have done before with a brush,…and then just working that in…so I'm smoothing it as I go…so I get these really nice, intense blocks of color.…I'm softening it off into the edges…so it's not completely sharp,…but this is what you'll often see in the summer months,…is a real intensity of the shapes…and it's very easy to look for kind of abstract shapes…within the scenes that you're painting.…
And that could really help,…just to show you the different patterns that are at play…in the different scenes that are in front of you.…(gentle music)…Blend that real intensity, the darker hue,…
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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