Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Summer sunshine and a wide tonal range, part of Foundations of Painting: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- So with a burst of leaves growing on the trees,…the bright sunshine high in the sky,…comes all the fantastic colors of summer.…With the fabulous intensity of the summer light…comes a higher contrast…and clearer definition between the shapes.…Also, the shadows will have a harder edge.…And all the light that's bouncing around on the ground…will bounce into the shadows and fills them with color.…
With our summer painting we can incorporate all…of the brush handling techniques we've looked at so far.…We can use the filbert brush…for blending in smooth skies and clouds,…paint thicker impasto marks…for areas of brightly lit foliage,…and enhance the shadows with colorful glazes.…When we move the tonal strip into the summer shadows,…you can just see how dark they are.…So we've still got some lighter tint in the sky,…but summer will give you the widest tonal range.…
And the range varies throughout the entire of the scene.…So it can be a really fantastic season…for really pushing all those vibrant colors…in your paintings.…
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
Foundations of Drawing: Light and Shadowwith Will Kemp1h 52m Intermediate
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