Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Watery washes and glazes, part of Foundations of Painting: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(soothing music)…To demonstrate some basic glazing techniques,…I'll be using the acrylic glazing liquid gloss,…the size six soft Filbert brush,…the square edge brush, and the small nylon round brush.…So, I'm just going to start with the yellow,…the lightest one, choosing the Filbert brush.…
(soothing music)…And you'll notice how when I'm painting it,…I'm painting the whole of the actual leaf.…I'm not leaving parts of it, I'm painting every part of it.…
That's just because what I want to do is…try and establish this lighter yellow…as the undercolor to the leaf,…and then I can paint other thinner colors on top of that.…
So, I'm working the colors into each other,…working them when they're wet on wet,…so they blend in nicely and then you get…this nice, soft transition between the two.…Then as I'm going further down the leaf,…I can start to introduce some of the…stronger oranges as the underpainting.…
(soothing music)…So, then just blend in those edges…together so I've got a nice, smoky color…that's underneath, and then I can work thinner…
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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