Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video The qualities of light and smokey edges, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(gentle music)…- [Voiceover] I'm now going to paint a quick study…using the color strings we've premixed,…just to demonstrate the different brush techniques…I'd use for a winter scene.…I'll be using the square edged brush and a filbert brush,…some acrylic glazing liquid gloss,…and a paint marker for some fine details.…In the winter, the hues are very close in tone,…so having a soft transition is key.…
And this is where the glazing liquid gloss…can be really handy…because it can give us a bit more working time…and enable the pigments to subtly blend in to each other.…So you see how I'm keeping all the edges very soft together.…
So if I had this amount of paint on my brush,…and I've got to this stage of the painting,…I'll then take most of the paint off the brush.…So you can see how when I go on then,…not much is coming off of it.…And then just dip in.…So I've just got a little bit…of the glazing liquid onto the bristles.…Then you can just smoke those edges in.…
So I'm applying it very gently to the surface,…with the soft bristle.…
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
Drawing Foundations: Light and Shadowwith Will Kemp1h 52m Intermediate
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